The Monument to Labor Sculpture by Matthew J. Placzek finished in 2003 is located along Riverfront Drive, near the Missouri River. The 30 ft tall monument is a "salute to the dedication and hard work of all those who built the city of Omaha. It is the second largest labor monument in the United States," according to the Omaha Public Art website. Locating the sculpture along the banks of the Missouri River was a gesture designed to honor the area that was once home to the many industries that supplied much of the materials that helped build the region.
E-M1 MarkII, 7-14 at 7mm, 1/250s, f/5.6
I found this a while back while on an engagement photo shoot. I swiveled between shots, grabbed this detail of an old abandoned Ford, and swiveled back to the couple. I need to track the couple down and go back out here to take some landscape shots!
Happy first day of spring everyone!!! It's still a bit chilly here in Iowa, but when the weather has you feeling down that's what the Internet is for... anyway keep thinking warm thoughts and summer will be here right around the corner and then we will all be complaining how hot it is... :p lol this photo was taken at Arbor Day Farms in Nebraska City taken by myself a couple of years ago in case if you were wondering. It's a real lovely place and I highly recommend you all visit atleast once! #nebraskalife#nature#forests#photography#naturephotography
New wine alert! Meet Frontenac Gris👇
This wine has aromas of peach, apricot and tropical fruits with a hint of hay and floral notes. Its bright acidity makes for a lively, refreshing wine that is sure to please. It is now available to ship from our online store. Coming soon to the Glacial Till Tasting Room.
Spring is officially here! Although the weather doesn’t feel like it now, soon we’ll be enjoying the warmer temperatures while we spend time outside with family and friends.
Check out our latest blog article on spring maintenance tips for your deck or fence.
Let’s take a break from the food for a sec. Nutrition isn’t 100% food, or food and movement. Stress has a HUGE impact on our mental, physical, and social wellbeing. All throughout high school, college, and my dietetic internship, stress was a major part of my life. I held myself to high standards academically, and I also put pressure on myself to get in a certain amount of distance every day and to eat a certain way to become the “perfect” dietitian- whatever the heck that is. •
The only reason I did not self-destruct was because throughout all those years, I made a point to spend a significant amount of time in my happy place. My happy place is somewhere where I can find peace; where I can reflect on who I am and what my values are. Where I can look back on fond memories and smile— and tear up at the more painful ones. In high school and college —and now— my happy place is at home, walking outback with my dad. Few things bring me greater joy than walking along the trails of my home with the number one man in my life - I am a daddy’s girl if you haven’t noticed 😉
In my dietetic internship, I was stuck in a huge city with no nature trails anywhere close. Without any true happy place - as I need to be surrounded by nature and secluded from the noise of city life to truly escape into happiness— I fell into a deep depression. My only escape was when I got a rare free hour to walk at the Norman high school track and talk to my family on the phone. •
Whatever your happy place is, make it a priority to allow yourself to escape to that place, to free yourself from the stressful emotions that surround us in our hectic, demanding society. You deserve that peace. You deserve that self care. Your body needs that break- and you will notice that you will also start to sleep better. To digest food better. To think better. To be more present. To laugh more. To smile more. And that is totally worth making time to escape to your happy place. #stressmanagement#dietitian#mentalhealth#wellbeing#stressfreezone#happyplace
I don’t know if #mcm is still a thing, but I have to give a shout out to this guy (plus this is my all time favorite pic, #twinsies )! How lucky am I to have a husband who works crazy hard, comes home from a 13 hour day every day, gets a quick 5 min to himself to get cleaned up before he’s helping me with dinner and scooping Rhett up (during his most fussy time of day sadly!) and then takes the last bit of his time at the end of the night to spend about an hour putting our sweet baby to bed so I can have some sort of time to myself! And then is up at 3:30am to do it all over again, never once complaining💕 “It won’t be like this forever” is a phrase we say often in our house. It’s a reminder that it will get easier, but also a reminder that at some point we will eventually miss this. We’ll miss the snuggles we each get with Everett (Ty’s are far less than mine and that alone makes me sad) as well as all the exciting little “milestones” we gush to each other about—his first coo, the way he totally lights up staring at the fake fish hanging above his changing station, and the first time he purposefully smiled at each of us as we’re trying to catch his attention❤️ It may not seem like it, but we will miss it and it’s a reminder I try to remember every day when I’m about to wish the hard stuff away. So thank you Jesus, truly, for the husband you gave me because Lord knows I couldn’t do this without him! •
Confession time - I'm not ready for winter to be over.
I love the way the hills look when they're blanketed white. I love the cool air, especially when it's not cool because of wind. And I love my winter wardrobe oh so much more than my summer attire.
I know mine is a super unpopular opinion, but I just wasn't ready for winter to end, which is why I was overjoyed with the gorgeous snow we had over the weekend. It fell on Friday and was mostly gone by Sunday. But it was gorgeous nonetheless and it made my winter loving heart so happy.
What about you - snow or no?
You know the feeling when you get a big ol tom in close and the sound of his gobble makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up? I know I do, and I'm getting anxious to get out in the woods!