Saturday, July 13, 2013

Grant Woods, the local Cedar Rapids, Iowa artist best known for his American Gothic (the stone faced farmer with the pitchfork and his wife), created this 24 foot tall stained glass window. Lynn Ford and I visited the Veterans Memorial Building last week and I took the photo. They handed out a small postcard that had a horrible washed out photo. I like this one much better. It is not perfect, I am still playing with it, but it is much better than the postcard.

I helped with a garage sale one morning recently. The lady had this tree in the yard that had a family of Red-Bellied Woodpecker's in it. These two pictures show Mom and Dad feeding their young. I never did get a glimpse of any of the little ones. They are hiding in the tree trunk.