Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer At Tut Hill Gardens

This photo was taken last July at Tut Hill Gardens in Sioux Falls. Each year during the spring and early summer months this place is overflowing with vivid colors.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sergent Floyd Riverboat Museum and Welcome Center

Last summer on our way down to the Omaha zoo we stopped at the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center. Although we were a little disappointed that the welcome center and museum were closed for repairs we still enjoyed the stop. The welcome center is off I-29 just inside Iowa about an hour and a half from Sioux Falls. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

How to Save Those Old Bridges

I am sad to say that this beautiful old bridge was torn down by the county last winter as it was no longer safe for vehicle traffic and upkeep was considered an unneeded expense.  Today over at Hartford Daily Photo Jack posted about a lovely old bridge in Simsbury that the community rallied around and repurposed in such a lovely way, I just had to share the idea. So please hop over to Jack's blog to see how they turned their bridge into a splendid garden. I wish the same could have been done with this old bridge but as it was located in a rural area with little to no traffic, so I can see where arousing such interest may not have been possible.
However, there are still a number of these lovely bridges in and around the city of Sioux Falls, and even more dotting the countryside. A few of these like this one along the bike trial are maintained for foot traffic and bicyclists. Others stand barricaded off and lonely. Wouldn't it be glorious to transform some of these bridges into gardens?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Photos by Niki: Falls Park

One of my favorite destinations in Sioux Falls whether it is for a fun family outing, quiet sunrise or sunset walk or just to capture a few photos of the magnificent scenery is Falls Park. I would like to thank Niki for sharing these two photos of the falls with us. I absolutely love the perspective in both photos.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Sights

Pulling from my archives I would like to share some of the summer things around Sioux Falls that I have been missing since moving to Virginia. 
 Driving a short five minutes to photograph open pasture lands and beautiful horses.
 Spending a quiet afternoon at Arrowhead park.
Wild daisy's and long photo walks along the Big Sioux River.
Last but not least beautiful sunsets undisturbed by the city skyline.
To all my friends and family in Sioux Falls; I miss you all.

Open Invite: If you have a photo of the Sioux Falls area you would like shared here please email me with the photo and any description you would like included with the photo. Be sure to include your name so I can properly credit you.