Striped Sentries

On Watch Zebras have keen eyesight. You often see them in pairs looking in opposite directions on the "Endless Plain" of the Serengeti, keeping an eye out for predators as the rest of the herd grazes. By comparison, wildebeest have poor eyesight so they travel along with the zebra for protection. Wildebeest have a knack … Continue reading Striped Sentries

Hogback Covered Bridge

The 1995 film, "Bridges of Madison County" starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, made famous this area in south central Iowa.  So, one hot day last August, I meandered through Madison County and saw four of the six covered bridges. This one is Hogback Covered Bridge, built in 1884 and measures 97 feet long.  It is … Continue reading Hogback Covered Bridge