Yellow Banks Photos, Oct 2011

Des Moines River valley at Yellow Banks

Des Moines River valley at Yellow Banks

Prehistoric driftwood?

Prehistoric driftwood?

Our prehistoric driftwood with a dash of warpaint.  Or maybe...bird poop?

Our prehistoric driftwood with a dash of warpaint. Or maybe…bird poop?

Driftwood detail

Driftwood detail

Sandbar dogs

Sandbar dogs

A hallucinogenic sandbar

A hallucinogenic sandbar

Sex on the beach 1
Sex on the beach 1

Sex on the beach 2

Sex on the beach 2

sex on the beach 3

sex on the beach 3

 

Yellow Banks County Park is located just 3 radio songs southeast of my house, but a world away.  The primitive camping area is located high on a bluff of yellow loess soil overlooking a wide bend on the Des Moines River.  An area sacred to native peoples, an Indian burial mound is just a short hike from the camping area.  It’s my favorite place for solo camping, journaling, and reconnecting to Creation.  These photos were taken in October 2011 and I used Lightroom for editing.  The river was very low, resulting in a wide sandbar.  I loved the “Loch Ness” driftwood.  And as for the bugs???  Couldn’t make up my mind which picture I liked best, so I posted three of them.  Hope that doesn’t make me too voyeuristic!

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1 Response to Yellow Banks Photos, Oct 2011

  1. The Waltrips says:

    I have been to the park only once, and I loved it. Don’t know why I haven’t been back there, but my excuse is probably true: I don’t think about it. Next year… Thanks for the good pictures. Tim, I tried to post the above comments on your blog, but don’t know how to post there or whether it worked. Let me know if the above was left as a comment. Jim Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:40:53 +0000 To: retirediniowa@msn.com

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