Fall arrives in Siouxland, slowly, slowly, Orange City

14 Oct

Fall is a time of year I dearly love. The crisp autumn air, the colors as the leaves turn on the trees, the smell of wood smoke from fire places on chilly mornings and the of hot cider inviting a guest inside a house to chase the chill away. I took a couple quick trips up to Orange City north of where I live and saw the trees just beginning to turn. I hope that it is a slow fall, with the bouquet of colors lasting a couple of weeks or more, and not dropping to the ground overnight. Orange City is home to one of the Tulip Festivals in Iowa. Off the downtown area there is a small park, Windmill Park. It is fun to watch the towns people dressed up in costume and giving visitors a taste of their Dutch Heritage.

I am looking forward to seeing more color in other parts of Northwest Iowa as the time moves forward in hopes of capturing some more of the beauty in this state.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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