We patiently wait for each winter and hope for its quick passing and joyously wait for the resurgence of spring. Spring has arrived and so has the muddy gravel roads of Iowa. This spring and summer I plan to travel farther than before in search of a little backroad Americana. Sunday’s weather proved to be a treat after a mild winter. Sundays travel plans were to head to Backbone state park just miles from Dundee, Iowa. I first experienced Backbone State Park while I was in college. A wonderful park full of spectacular trails and sights, only a short hour drive from Cedar Rapids. I'm always on the lookout for an interesting subject as we travel to any destination. I may occasionally spot a sight or two and save it for the trip back, to only forget and stop.
Americana, American culture. I thinks its all the same. If we a take moment and travel the backroads you may just stumble on a little backroad americana. This is what happened with this image. Over the years I’ve traveled and have come to the conclusion that this country has a fascination of taking barns and architecture and painting something on them. It can be anything from names,quotes or a giant American flag.
Iowa’s farming past is disappearing at a phenomenal rate in my opinion. I once remember barns at every corner on every gravel road. Time has taken a toll on the past and it won’t let up. Some one took a little time to put a new roof on this Iowa beauty and placed old glory on its side in turn creating a piece of backroad americana. So the next time to have nothing to do head out and find your own piece of backroad americana before it fades away into a distant memory only to disappear forever.