IDA GROVE, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 — Photographer Don Poggensee, who lives here in northwest Iowa, decided he wanted to close out 2016 and start 2017 “with some iconic images of Iowa.” He thought about it and decided on old wood barns. Why? “What could be more typical of rural Iowa?” he reasoned. And this time of year, especially when there’s some snow on the ground, those old barns have a way of leaping out at you when you come upon them. His photos, he said, wind up being kind of a lament because “we are losing many of our old wood barns, and our landscape is certainly changing year by year.”
Near Peterson in northwest Iowa.
A barn at Swan Lake southeast of Carroll.
A spectacularly big barn east of Iowa Falls in north central Iowa.
An Amish-owned barn near Hazleton in northeast Iowa.
Barn and horses near Hazleton.
A classic near Holstein in northwest Iowa.
North of Schleswig in west central Iowa.
Northwest of Peterson in northwest Iowa.
Northeast of Arthur in northwest Iowa.
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