Fall in Siouxland’s Iowa Lakes region, Okoboji

21 Oct

I traveled last week up to the Iowa Lakes region in Siouxland that includes Okoboji, West Okoboji, Spirit Lake and other small communities clustered around that area. It was during the week and quiet. The summer crowds had left. The summer residents have left their summer homes and local workers were prepping them for winter. The resorts and businesses that catered to them were closed. One could see leaves turning on trees around the lake and in amongst the homes. The air was cool and crisp in the morning then turned warm in the afternoon. I had a quiet walk around the place, talking to a few local residents and just enjoying the solitude. Something that at times seems in short supply.

I like fall. A good time for contemplation over a cup of coffee as the sunlight comes and goes more quickly. The quality of light in the fall is just very nice. It has a crispness to it that isn’t as harsh as summer light, but softer, and also a shorter time span. And just makes being outside more enjoyable.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

One Response to “Fall in Siouxland’s Iowa Lakes region, Okoboji”


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