DES MOINES ART FESTIVAL--June 25-27, 2021. Spotty showers the first two days of the festival scared away many spectators. Then, Sunday was a nice day and I think everyone in Central Iowa showed up. Our son Trent and I were in that mix. Here is a summary of our day.

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (ESV) (Isaiah 40: 8)



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I still ask the artist's permission before taking photos of their art. That courtesy seems to have fallen by the wayside. They consider the request a compliment and I've made a new friend!

I don't have a story for ART FESTIVAL-2021. The photos show our adventures for the day. We enjoyed a lot of nice art, but here (left) is my feature for the day. The artist told us she has painted rural scenes for 30 years and loves the Iowa countryside. I love her interpretation of the terraced rolling hills, cropland, and grazing pastures separated by trees and shrubs along the fence lines. This reminds me so much of the Loess Hills where I grew up in Western Iowa. You know the story,"You can take the boy out of the farm--but you can't take the farm out of the boy!" (I think that is a good thing.)