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Iowa Flooding

I just put a few pictures up to my Flickr page/site to let people see how the flooding in Iowa has been.  I was driving east of Des Moines and got off at the Colfax exit and found the uploaded images there at that exit and also along Country Road F34 which runs E-W through the countryside.  Lots of tragedy also [ruined houses, crops and lost lives].  

Flooding neaer Colfax & Co Rd 34 40 - Version 2

VictoriaJZ at Flickr - the link to the flood images.

Design Artistry: An explanation from Steve Jobs

ON DESIGN ARTISTRY: When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

via thenetworkgarden.blogs.com

This is a quote from Steve Jobs in a blog comment by Mark Sigal - the whole blog post is excellent but I thought this was apropos of my own goal in my work and photography.


We returned late Tuesday night, uneventfully, and on waking up and reading the morning paper I felt a bit confused.  Reading the stories in the Des Moines Register I noted that I had already heard all this information before!   Evidently, by going online with my iPhone to read my RSS feeds at the various airports through the day, I was able to keep up with current information constantly so that I knew all the news reported in the newspaper the next morning, albeit not in as much detail.  That's not a slam at the paper, just a recognition that one can keep up to date on a number of topics and then look to newspapers and online journals for more indepth coverage and information.