Last Thursday was a day of personal celebration and reflection. That day, March 11, was the day I received my second virus vaccination. It also marked one year since the corona outbreak was declared a pandemic. What I most remember about that day a year ago is that I was camping in the snow atContinue reading “March to March: Random thoughts on the COVID year that was.”
Masked supporters and mask-less opponents filled the library conference room last Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to require face coverings while indoors in public spaces within the city. For nearly two hours more than two dozen people spoke for and against the proposal. Each speaker generally respected the three minuteContinue reading “The elephant in the room”
Recently, I returned home after from spending the better part of two weeks in Wyoming and Colorado. I had been planning this trip for several months. I also had a pass to visit Yosemite National Park, but with so many wildfires in northern California, I changed my plans. Earlier in the fall I hadContinue reading “Autumn travel – home and away”
Fallen leaves, Black Elk-Neihardt Park 10/22/20
Black Elk – Neihardt Park in Blair is a great place to go leaf peeping, and autumn color is at or reaching its peak in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.
New vistas are open to view at Black Elk Neihardt Park in Blair thanks to volunteers who have carved out a new mountain bike and multi-use trail at the western edge of the park. The trail opens up acres of park property that have been nearly inaccessible due to dense trees, grass and brush.
The weather was fine and so were the rides on Saturday night for the final cruise night of the season in Blair.
Tuesday afternoon I grabbed a lens that I haven’t used in awhile and headed down to California Bend to commemorate the first day of autumn 2020.
Chimney Rock near Bayard, Nebraska is the signature landmark on the Oregon Trail. The stone column rises nearly 300 feet above the North Platte river valley. The national historical site and visitors center is maintained and operated by History Nebraska. The museum inside the center has been expanded and updated. The exhibits are interesting andContinue reading “Looking for landmarks”