"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die,------------a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men, He has made everything beautiful in its time." (NIV) (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11a).               


Views of a Farm Boy--Dedicated to promote Iowa agriculture and Iowa values--Robert Vaughn--Urbandale, Iowa  EMAIL:

I  have shown you many art sculptures throughout the years, but I thought this hourglass display deserves a whole page. The hourglass was introduced by a French monk named Liutprand, during the 8th Century AD--so it has been around for a long TIME. I will admlt it is not a real accurate instrument in today's world of technology. But I think this user friendly interactive display is a great work of art. This temporary art installation called "LAPS: A Journey Through TIME--Here and Now" was on display in Des Moines East Village, March 31 through April 30, 2022. There are lots of idioms and cliches about TIME--many of them apply here. Now if you saw this unique art display, I hope you had a "whale of a good TIME".  But remember "TIME and tide waits for no man" and you know "how TIME flies". This display pulled up stakes and left town yesterday (April 30th), so if you didn't see it last month-- you are "out of TIME"!

Since I retired I don't even wear a watch and I don't pay much attention to TIME. But today, (April 11, 2022) when I saw this hourglass art at 401 Robet D. Ray Drive, I decided I'd better take TIME to check it out.

(Below): I went downtown alone, but hey, this is Iowa--it is easy to meet new friends. I asked this guy if I could use him as a photo-op. It is quite obvious my new buddy knows how to handle TIME!