Heading out of town I saw where town and country meet. In the town I live in, a lot of new housing is being built where farm fields had been just a year ago.
Farm fields are being gobbled up by new houses, condos and apartment buildings. Here you can see a new street complete with lights and walking path next to a farm field. Of course the field will be gone very soon.
I kept driving into the country. I liked this small building that is the remains of a former farmstead. Given the big machinery farmers use today, a lot of farmsteads have been abandoned.
I drove to the old country church I had visited a few weeks ago.
I noticed that the cemetery by this church was built in 1846 -- the same year Iowa became a state.
The grass was a little greener. A week from now it will be very green if we get some warmer temperatures and some rain -- both of which are predicted for this next week.
A lot of Christmas decorations were still there. I am guessing they will be taken down in the next month when people get around more. I did like this Christmas tree cookie decoration.
I kept driving and found some snow along the side of the road. It won't be here a day from now if we keep getting these warmer temperatures.
These round bales of corn stalks reminded me of a Grant Wood painting.
Things are still more brown than green - but things are beginning to change after the long, cold winter.