These pictures, taken from the passenger seat of my car on a long drive to visit my in-laws are why I love Iowa in July.
Everything is vivid greens and blues, sprinkled with a splash of red from a barn or outbuilding, for miles and miles. Sure, it's no city skyline or beautiful water scene, but it'll do for me:
*photo of a windmill in a field:
*photo of the sign for a winery in Minden:
*photo of the beautiful rolling hills of corn:
*photo of a red barn and outbuilding in the middle of the green fields: