I traveled back home to northern Iowa this week, and overnight, the temperatures dipped well below freezing. I just had to go outside and take a few pictures of the first hard freeze of the year. I took these pictures while on a very cold walk on the new trail that circles the Worth County Fairgrounds in Northwood.
My sister calls this the Northwood "skyline" -- the grain elevator where my dad used to deliver his corn.
The menu board was still up at the 4-H food stand, although the picnic tables were empty.
There's a barn quilt above the entrance of the Kiddie Barn. Barn quilts are very popular in Iowa right now.
I have many happy memories of summer evenings spent watching country music acts and figure 8 races from the top row of wooden benches in the fair's historic grandstand.
A few trees are a little reluctant to give up their leaves for the season.
Couldn't resist walking through the fall leaves just to hear them crinkle under my feet.