Growing Tree Shadows in Siouxland, Sioux City

11 Mar
A tree shadow grows out of a brick wall in late afternoon sunlight in downtown Sioux City, Iowa Monday, Feb. 25, Sioux City Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Sometimes a person is limited only by their narrow imagination. And not from lack of such. I find exploring Siouxland on foot provides more opportunities in seeing. Although when driving back roads I do prefer four tires as it allows one to travel farther without becoming too tired. I have passed by many shadows as I walk about and may not always “see” the forest but for the trees. But not this time.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

4 Responses to “Growing Tree Shadows in Siouxland, Sioux City”

  1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog March 11, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

    Love the shadows on the brick walls. Before Covid I used to love walking around Manhattan. I would walk instead of taking the subways/ underground many times. You can find more interesting things that way.

    • jerrymennenga March 12, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank you. Yeah, I need to get out more and explore small towns again, and hopefully after winter passes and driving is safer without snowy or icy roads that can happen.

      From what I read of people being attacked , it sounds like walking the streets might actually be safer than riding the subway.

      • sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog March 12, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

        Yes, wait until the weather is better or take advantage of some sunny days where the roads are clear. We might get another storm tomorrow into Tuesday.

        Some are being randomly attacked on the streets. I personally know two people who have been randomly attacked and one was on a street coming out of a building. Both had serious injuries. One had to have surgery. Both missed work for a while. I only go into Manhattan now when I absolutely have to. It is sad.

      • jerrymennenga March 12, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

        Sorry to hear about people getting attacked. The “Wild West” is really not some imaginary place, but still exists. It’s the moniker that is misleading. And sadly hugs and kisses and are not going to solve the problem or underlying issues. Stay safe.

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