Unexpected Delights in Siouxland, Rural Plymouth County

27 Jan

Even though it was a cold day I decided because conditions looked favorable I would head out before dusk to see if I could photograph a nice sunset. As I drove around Siouxland in rural Plymouth County I came across a few areas the I checked out. But with sunsets one has only a minimal amount of time to get your shots before the light is gone. I found a field with some trees where I stopped and tried my luck and for the most part was pleased. As it is still winter and it’s cold out, I finished my photographic mission and headed home.

I took a couple more gravel roads and a round about way back to Sioux City. Hoping for maybe one more chance of finding something I could photograph with what remaining light there was. And then it happened. The first thing I noticed was movement on the gravel road which caused me to brake fairly fast. A herd of deer were moving from one field to another. And so I stopped to watch them, enjoying the last vespers of the day, frolicking in another corn field as they may their way to their overnight resting place.

It was a nice moment. Quiet, serene and comical as well as the young deer behaved like young ones anywhere, kicking up their heels one last time before turning in for the evening.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Deer romp across a corn field in dwindling evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Deer romp across a corn field in dwindling evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Deer romp across a corn field in dwindling evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Deer romp across a corn field in dwindling evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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