Summers in Iowa

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There is one post I've been wanting to do forever, and it's just about summers in Iowa. The sun sets later, and the sunsets are usually stunning, transforming the sky into a mess of brilliant colors as well. We have the coolest storm clouds, so here are some pictures I've taken over this summer. *All images are mine and are for viewing purposes only.

This was in late spring, so the trees by the road weren't green yet.

This was in late spring, so the trees by the road weren't green yet.

See, big difference!

See, big difference!

The sunsets are simply breathtaking.

The sunsets are simply breathtaking.

Cloudier days are fun, too!

Cloudier days are fun, too!

What's gold is when you get storm clouds and a sunset together. God did good, and I'm so thankful to be blessed to experience this life.

What's gold is when you get storm clouds and a sunset together. God did good, and I'm so thankful to be blessed to experience this life.

An example of the sky displaying different colors!

An example of the sky displaying different colors!

I love taking pictures just as the sun sets, where there's black silhouettes of everything and pops of color still lingering!

I love taking pictures just as the sun sets, where there's black silhouettes of everything and pops of color still lingering!

I love the cloud in this one!

I love the cloud in this one!

Storms in the distance...

Storms in the distance...

And sometimes you'll catch the moon, too.

And sometimes you'll catch the moon, too.

That concludes this post! I will be taking more pictures {guilty of taking too many} and maybe be doing another post like this. What does summer look like in your state?

The Gravel Road and Other Fun

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There is a gravel road by my house I really, really like to walk on because (a) it's something different, and (b) I actually find it really pretty. Last summer I went with Mom, Hunter, and baby BABY Willy! This year just me and Mom and BIG Willy (he's still my baby doog) went and got some good pics! Now I'm with my Gramps and Grams for a week, maybe two - we're still talking over some things. My dad went up north for the races, and he decided to bring me along. Stay tuned for lots of updates - some fun and some productive...because I always get the most work done at one in the morning... Anyways, enjoy the pics!

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My face was a total flop in this one! Haha!

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And this was our result! Thanks for looking!

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✧sparkles, ashlee✧