• Life Lately

    Sights, sounds and tastes at the Iowa State Fair

    Even if you only spend five hours at the Iowa State Fair, as we did a couple of weeks ago, there is so much to see, hear, experience and taste that you can’t possibly write about it in one post. This is my second blog post about our visit, and today’s focus is about a slice of the outdoor life at the fair. Everywhere you go, when you look up you see the Sky Gliders. The fairgrounds are filled with all kinds of ground sculptures, including botanical ones. The flower cow below is called “Gert,” in memory of businessman Earl May’s wife, Gertude. His business, Early May Seed & Nursery,…