Monday, June 30, 2014

Storm Damage--6/30/14

 Storm Damage photos from around my "neck of the woods".

Chunk of tree limb down on Crandall and Devonshire Dr NE.

Another portion of a tree down on Devonshire Dr NE next to Peace Church.

 Boysen Park and Trail, flooded on the Marion/Cedar Rapids city borders.

Robins, IA 
One of the hard hit areas.

Utility wires stripped from the pole.

Pine tree leaning on electric wires.

Tree across the Cedar Rapids branchline of the Canadian National Rwy, south of E. Main St crossing.......

and north.

Power was returning when this wire arched.

Tree fell onto our street up a ways from our house on Sussex Drive NE.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yard Mushrooms

Look at those mushrooms in someone's yard in Marion, Iowa.

Close-up shot of a pair.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Freedom Festival--Balloon Glow 2014

The annual Balloon Glow took place at Brucemore Estates in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Here are the photos from the event.

Local band "Airwaves" performed classic Rock songs all evening.

Scott Sanborn from CBS 2/FOX 28 was the emcee.

A plaque/picture was presented to Ms Joan Nickols for her contributions to the event.

First Balloon going up.

Young fan watches the Linn Area balloon get inflated.

Balloon #3.

Balloon #4 in the works.

Beautiful sunset with the balloons.

Justin Roberts and Jared Aarons look on at their phones.

The crew of FOX 28/CBS 2 were on hand.

Thumbs up from the cameraman.

Airwaves performing into dusk.

Brucemore Estates at night.

Another successful Balloon Glow.
See ya next year!!!