Was a most glorious, perfect weather day in Iowa.
Most every day requires a trip into Iowa City on Hwy 1. Some days I'm getting titles, sometimes a part, maybe making a deposit,
or more than likely, buying butter.
And ketchup. Do you tip ketchup bottles upside down, like me, to get those last 3 Tbsps out because you're too cheap just to buy another bottle?
Anyway, I took pictures of all the stuff I love to look at every single ding dong day, driving back from Iowa City.
Each day I admire this intriguing,
Welsh Church sign,
at the Sharon Center Rd turnoff.
After 15 years of driving by this sign,
I decided to investigate.
The church is barely a mile down the road.
I passed this cool entry to someone's long driveway on the way there.
Another driveway had these cool textural pieces.
I came upon the Welsh Church quickly.
The sky was a gorgeous blue this week.
And how about that metal railing
and cement wall out front?
East side of the church.
The church bell looks like it's been there a long time and was quite functional.
The back parking lot.
So beautiful and peaceful.
In perfect four square style.
As I was leaving, there is a house across the road,
but it's hidden.
You can see an old windmill peeking above the trees.
And a gorgeous silo nestled among the setting.
Driving back to Hwy 1,
I've always loved this house's setting.
I like how this utility area becomes a pretty fall backdrop.
So we continue to move along...
There is a prairie on Hwy 1 that is just stunning...
This time I stopped and took pictures.
The textures and colors and long view scenery
Hello, pretty yellow native flowers!
Okay, now we come to "the flats" of Hwy 1.
Am always intrigued by the slow-moving progress
of this house.
And then we come to this piece of scenery that I am riveted to every day.
This field and this fence.
The next place down the road is hidden
(I love the house that you can't see!) but there's a New Holland combine sitting out in the field today.
And this is one of the most picturesque places
in all of Johnson County! Right here on Hwy 1!
The views from this place are spectacular, just spectacular.
It's part of the Rug Cottage and Barntiques Antique Mall. One thousand percent gorgeous!
Across the road from Rug Cottage, these folks always have fun seasonal decorations
adorning their gazebo.
They have several cute settings, in fact.
Now how ca-ute is this!!! Those bearsies!
A mile down the road, I always see this sign in the fall...
I've gotten pumpkins at Kyle's Pumpkins before but today I am taken by this scene up on a hillside to the east.
As I move south on Hwy 1,
I admire this cottage style, mint green house.
And this GORGEOUS red door...also look at that cute fall scene on the front porch!
This house has the absolute cutest
Christmas lights up every year.
These are customer friends of ours, and they know I covet their house so bad!
My last star gazing spot on Hwy 1 before Frytown is Sister's Garden.
Oh my gosh, I love this place so much!
Cute, cute, cute! Some day when I have time, I will share all the pics I have taken of Sister's Seasonal Open Houses!
Okay, so after I got back to the shop,
I shared with Tim that the day was such a perfect,
beautiful Iowa fall day,
and that I had the best time taking pics of all the wonderful things
on my drive home.
And then my final fall picture became this one...
Tim at the shop.
Well, that's all I have for today, friends!!
Thanks for checking in!
Will be posting again soon!
Have a beautiful weekend, weather should be pretty close to perfect!!
Talk to y'all soon!!