Fading Fall Remnants in Siouxland, Storm Lake

24 Nov

Winter is already bearing down on parts of the U.S. recently, even though some mountain regions in the western part of the country has already received snow fall earlier this year. Fall and its colorful display is becoming a distant memory in Siouxland as winds and now rain and some snow have removed most leaves from the trees. Visiting Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake I got a chance to take in some color, even though it was an overcast day with a bit of chill in the air.

A feel of fall in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

I kept thinking how colors on the trees would just pop with a nice blue sky in the background. But wishful thinking didn’t make it so. So I enjoyed the color and visit and even made a new friend while visiting.

A feel of fall in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

A feel of fall in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Meeting new friends in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

I always enjoy seeing places during different times of the year. Having previously visited this park the starkness of the trees made other objects standout more, including some new wood carvings.

One of many wood sculptures in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

And the lake itself I like to see. It’s calming sitting on a bench and enjoying the lapping of water against the shoreline. Although this particular day as the lake took on a glassy kind of scene the chill in the air made me a bit more circumspect about sitting on a bench and enjoying the view. Just standing and enjoying the lake and taking a few images made me think more of a couple of coffee shops where I could acquire a warm or hot cup of java and help me brave these changing elements and photograph a bit more before returning home.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A hazy, wet fall day in Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 30 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

4 Responses to “Fading Fall Remnants in Siouxland, Storm Lake”

  1. the #1 Itinerary November 24, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Great post 😁

  2. Sartenada November 25, 2018 at 3:19 am #

    Great post absolutely. I love especially the Wood carving. In my country we love carvings and we have many sculpture parks. This ne which You presented is stunning.

    Our carving specialties are bear carvings. We have even bear carving contests. Here is my post about bear carving contest:

    Bear carving contest1

    Bear carving contest2

    Hopefully You love them.

    Happy Sunday!

    • jerrymennenga November 25, 2018 at 9:01 am #

      Sartenada,

      Thankyou. The carvings and park are very nice. Sadly some the carvings have been vandalized. There is really no reason, but that those who did such a thing are just idiots. Happy holidays.

      Jerry

      • Sartenada November 25, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

        Thank You. I feel sad when hearing what has happened. Okay, happy new week.

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