Don Poggensee shows us autumn in north Iowa & another visit with Amish

ELDORADO, Iowa, Oct. 31, 2017 — Photographer Don Poggensee reports that in mid-October, he did a three-day, 875 mile drive from his home in Ida Grove on east across northern Iowa and back, taking photos all along the way.  “We saw a lot of fall color,” he said, “and we took some time to record Amish activity that was going on.”  As frequent visitors on this website know, Poggensee has been photographing the Amish in northeast Iowa for decades. You can follow his trip in 10 photos he’s shared with us here.

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Briggs Woods at Webster City.

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The amazing view from a high bluff outside the town of Eldorado.

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Backbone State Park near Maquoketa.

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The beautiful town of Decorah.

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Lansing, dwarfed by Mount Hosmer.

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Amish kids, heading to school.

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Amish farmer binding soybeans.

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Another view of binding soybeans.

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Stacking shocks of soybeans in the field, waiting for pick-up later by men working a horse-drawn wagon.

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End of another fine work day.

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