I took a trip to Iowa recently and here are some pictures I took just out of pure enjoyment for being in the country, but also for photo reference for painting. I hadn't realized fall was upon us until I left town. In my neighborhood, trees had not begun turning yet, but going north I saw many glorious views especially right north of town with some wonderful orange fields of beans. The area where I did take pictures is very rolling, making for some great landforms and interesting shapes. The smells of fall were all around me. I love fall; it is my favorite time of year.