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CMMC: September Autumn

Raccoon River, Walnut Woods State Park, West Des Moines, Iowa. September 30, 2021.

Cee’s theme for the Midweek Madness Challenge is Autumn or Spring. I decided to stick to Autumn and use pictures I have taken in the last several weeks.

Some of the apples were ripe for picking at Center Grove Orchard when I was there in mid-September. That morning’s excursion ended at the Hay CafĂ© for lunch. The fresh, chunky applesauce was good; the warm apple crisp was even better. I might need to go back soon.

Though not advertised at the orchard when I was there, I found the pumpkins.

Pumpkin on Vine. Center Grove Orchard, Cumming, Iowa. September 14, 2021.

When searching for fall color on the 20th of September, I found these red sumac leaves at the center of the plant.

Sumac. Big Creek State Park, Iowa. September 20, 2021.

On the last day of September I found these beauties – some kind of a vine that winds around tree trunks in the woods.

Leaves, Light and Shadow. Summerset State Park, Iowa. September 30, 2021.
Leaves, Summerset State Park, Iowa. September 30, 2021.

CMMC: April Color – Light Green or Neon Green

Figuring out what was light green or neon green was the hardest part for the April color week of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge! Here’s what I finally chose.

Green Apples from Jack’s Tree. Central Iowa. October 2, 2017.
Frog. August 28, 2014.
New Evergreen Needles. Ankeny, Iowa. May 20, 2020.
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University Campus, Ames, Iowa. April 13, 2021.
Panoramic Awareness Pavilion Panels (Sculpture by artist Olafur Eliasson). Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, Iowa. January 8, 2021.