Savoring Light in Siouxland, Rural Woodbury County

28 Dec

The late fall and winter seasons are times I really enjoy savoring light in Siouxland in the early morning and evening. With the change from daylight savings to standard time, the mornings are not so early and the evenings come earlier. So I can savor and still get some rest. The quality of this light is just really nice. On a recent drive out into rural Woodbury County the sun was beginning to set and the light was sweeping across the landscape. I thought it was just gorgeous. Another evening out the sunset glowed behind a hill as it set. I enjoy its beauty, though fleeting and the effect it has on the objects or landscape it surrounds and the peace that comes to me in watching it.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A glow from the setting sun filters across rural Woodbury County, Iowa Thursday Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

An afternoon sunlight glow filters across a farmland as the sun sets in rural Woodbury County, Iowa Thursday Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

The sun glows over a hilltop in the countryside near Bronson, Iowa Thursday Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

3 Responses to “Savoring Light in Siouxland, Rural Woodbury County”

  1. happyandfreetobe August 15, 2018 at 6:06 am #

    Hello =),
    My name is Kevin Cousaert and I am a travel blogger…I am running a travel blog under the name of Happyandfreetobe.
    You have a great website and I really like your article, I found it interesting and true.
    If you want to visit my website :
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    Why don’t we connect to each other and help each other by bringing up new ideas and inspirations???
    Enjoy the journey,

    • jerrymennenga August 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm #


      Hey. Thank you for stopping by. I don’t travel quite as far as you these days, although I hope too once I really retire. Nice posts on your blog. I try to find the beauty and interesting nearby and you as you hopscotch to places in Europe. Wishing you all the success that comes from being intrepid and hardworking. I’ll be checking out your adventures from time to time. Good luck and fair winds.


      • happyandfreetobe August 17, 2018 at 7:38 am #

        Hi Jerry, thank you for your lovely message =). I really appreciate your warm and welcoming message…I hope you will enjoy my adventures and tips on the go.

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