Iowablessed Photos & Videos

17 hours ago

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17 hours ago

Looks like another snowy day on the prairie! ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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18 hours ago

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2 days ago

Taking a break from wildlife today to explore some of my favorite snowy landscapes from this winter. This one was taken a couple days ago after a day of snow when the sun peeked through the clouds for 20 minutes - just enough time to capture this subtle #sunset #highlightiowa #desmoinesphotographer #iowaphotographer #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #ia365 #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #canonusa #captureiowa #aroundiowa @capture_iowa #captureiowa #thisisiowa #onlyiniowa @canonusa #farmlife #farm #iowafarm @silosandsmokestacks @iconiciowa @capture_iowa @highlightiowa #snow @midwestlivingmag @camerasforconservancy #onlyiniowa at Prairie City, Iowa

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2 days ago

Thank you so much to Paul Schut (@pjschuttt) for capturing this amazing shot of the bison in the snow AND the super moon last night! Fantastic! ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram by location or @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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2 days ago

#tongueouttuesday - So many captions come to mind 😂 What would you caption this one? ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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2 days ago

Thank you to Holly Felsen Welch for sharing this amazing photo of a bison in the snowstorm on Sunday. What a great image! ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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2 days ago

The sunset views weren't bad tonight, but I'm ready for black dirt and green grass. I suppose we can count on at least one more storm during the girl's State tournament week. at Britt, Iowa

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3 days ago

64 - what does this number even mean? 64 people took a couple of seconds to practice gratitude towards winter in my story yesterday. I bet you had no idea there was even 6 things to be thankful for during winter, especially this year. ❄️❄️❄️ I spent this entire weekend bundled up and outside. I probably haven’t spent this much time in the fresh air since October. Why, you ask? Because I’m too content to be comfortable, to be warm & inside not fighting with all the white stuff. I soon realized though that actually getting out of that winter comfort zone was better for my mental health than staying inside. ❄️❄️❄️ Think about it. Step out of it. Work towards embracing it. You need you to be your best you (& so do we ☺️). #IowaBlessed

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3 days ago

What do you do when it's supposed to snow? Go to the grocery store just like everyone else!🙈 ▫ We did. We knew it was supposed to snow Saturday night, and since I hadn't been out of the house in a week because my car wouldn't consistently start (bad battery we replaced), we were in dire need of groceries. As in, there wasn't enough of anything to make a mystery meal. Yeah. Saturday grocery shopping generally isn't my favorite, then you add everyone in town is shopping for eggs, milk, and bread because ❄❄❄. #bigmistake Huge! ▫ Anyhow, we got it done, then escaped back to our winter oasis.⬅ I don't even know if that possible, but that's what I'm gonna call it. And just before sunset, the snow began to fall, and fall, and FALL. Everytime the weather people told us it should be stopping, they pushed back that time. I think they #makeitup as they go along sometimes. So, we watched it. Then Sunday, after making it home from church, we watched it some more. ▫ The kids we're enthralled when Grandpere came over with the tractor to clear the drive. Who knew how exciting #farmlife could be! Only through the #eyesofachild , right?

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4 days ago

#sunnysunday - it’s amazing how much the refuge changes from day to day. This is a photo from just last month. Today it looks so different! That’s why I like to visit multiple times in a month. I always see something new or a new point of view. It’s like opening a birthday gift surprise each time I arrive! ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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4 days ago

It’s a #snowysunday but there is still plenty of delicious prairie grass to munch on 😋 ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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4 days ago

Kinda Frazier shared this awesome close up shot of the elk yesterday at the refuge as all the snow was melting. Hmmm...wonder how this same picture would look today? Title of this should be “Calm Before the Storm” 😂 ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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4 days ago

Darn it! The window screen messed up my picture! That’s Otis out there with snow up to his belly... he has to 💩but he just can’t 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ at Waukee, Iowa

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4 days ago

Guess what, we have more snow! Wow, whodda thunk? 😳❄️😂 Not a 5-mile run, but a 5K (while the manicure dried 👍). Indoors. On the treadmill. Not another post-run treadmill selfie, either, but another #indoorworkoutoutdoorselfie 😍You’re welcome. I’m still celebrating the Iowa Hawkeyes’ victory over Rutgers. You’re welcome for that as well 😍💛🖤🏀 What’s on your fitness agenda today? #winterrebel #laughingatwinter #snowedin #iowablessed #5K #fastedcardio #iowarunning #rungrinnell #iowahawkeyes #iowaalumni #fightforiowa #universityofiowa #snowselfie #fitbloggroup #fitafter50 #lifeisgood #sweatpink #onward at Grinnell, Iowa

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4 days ago

Just so you know how tiny Luna is.... at Waukee, Iowa

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4 days ago

My baby otter.

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5 days ago

So, this happened this morning 😍 It was cold, but quite a beautiful day with all that sunshine ☀️ I just ran based on feel because I totally forgot the watch & music 😂 No idea on my splits, but things felt good. And a 2nd place AG? I’ll take it 👍....and a spontaneous meet-up with @alannarunnergirl was so fun! Also spotted @amymariebarker & @sheryl1877 & @amaskeberka 😍 #freezefest #freezefest5k #corridorrunning #iowarunning #winterrunning #gobrightorgohome #fitafter50 #fitbloggroup #runningonthefly #runningnaked #iowa #iowablessed #lifeisgood #onward

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5 days ago

My handsome bully!

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5 days ago

Hello world! I’m Eriskilo and I’m a boy. (fala-se Eris kilou/ 🤣 My mom is so nuts (hummm nuts) hahah. Just between you and I, she’s mad at me because I fled with her lid. I was playing with it and totally forgot where I left. I tried to give her a cold shoulder but it’s not working and she never forgets about it. Come one, IT’S JUST A LID!!! Could you guys help me on that? 🐿 . 🇧🇷olá mundo! Eu sou o Eriskilo /eris kilou/ e eu sou um menino. Minha mãe é doida (lembram da piada? Nuts tbm é nozes, o q esquilo gosta). Só entre nós, ela tá brava comigo pq eu fugi com a tampa dela. Eu tava brincando com a tampa e esqueci onde eu deixei. Eu tentei deixar ela no vácuo mas não tá resolvendo e ela não esquece disso. CARAMBA, É SÓ UMA TAMPA!! Vocês podem me ajudar com isso?? 🐿 . #eriskilo #myboy #squirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrel🐿 #mywildpet #iowa #iowablessed #fluenciaporinfluencia at North Liberty, Iowa

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5 days ago

This can’t be comfortable! 🤣🤔

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5 days ago

My sweet baby girl, but don’t let this sweet sleeping puppy fool you! She can run off a bulldog and doodle with no problem! Haha #sweetbutpsycho

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6 days ago

Did you know there is a website of info all regarding the former VA campus here in Knoxville? This is a vital & important project for our community. Make sure you stay informed & engaged in the process. Visit 👉🏼 knoxvillevadistrict.com #IChooseKnoxville at Knoxville, Iowa

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6 days ago

February 14th... Is a hard day for many. It’s a day that reminds me that it doesn’t matter if you are single or taken, we are all so incredibly loved. Days like these can make people feel more lonely than ever, but it is so important to be reminded of just how loved we really are. Your worth is not found in the day of the year or your relationship status. Don’t forget that. You are beautiful and loved by our amazing creator ❤️ . . . . . . . #Godislove #singleandcontent #findingjoy #findjoyinyourjourney #seasonsoflife #loveyourself #jesuslovesyou #valentinesday2019 #bejoyful #single #findyourworth #youareworthy #overwhelminglove #iowagirl #iowasunset #iowablessed #sunsetoveracornfield #midwestgirl at Iowa

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7 days ago

Hi. You are so loved today & every day. 🌸💘 Also, I’d give all the chocolate in the world for the peonies to be blooming. #IowaBlessed

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7 days ago

#throwbackthursday - For Valentine’s Day I got you a very romantic bouquet of flowers 😬 ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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7 days ago

Thank you @heylittlemiss for this gorgeous #throwbackthursday photo from Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Can you guess what flower this is? ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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7 days ago

Congrats to all who won a 2018 Best of Red Rock Area award this morning. Pictured are the top 10 under 40 with the entire back row representing Knoxville! Lucas Young (Chamber board member), Brian Hatch, Ben Shaw (Chamber board member), Elly Shaw, Dr. Maggie Wilson, not pictured Josh Peterson. #IChooseKnoxville at Knoxville, Iowa

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7 days ago

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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8 days ago

The symbolism of the circle is everlasting love. I’m so drawn to this shape in my design work and have noticed that I layout flatlay photos of flowers in circular patterns. I also recognized that my wreath making skills and love of wreath making, center around this shape. Coincidence?! . It’s so fitting that I felt connected to making this beautiful floral installation for @saltcreekevents’ ceremony backdrop. This pattern pleases my eye and I love how the florals turned out. Don’t you love the use of the non-standard, circle? Such a special meaning to include for one of the most special days for a couple. at PepperHarrow Farm

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8 days ago

Straying away from the uncomfortable means you miss experiences like this. ❄️ #IowaBlessed

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9 days ago

I forgot to post this last week... Luna got her first haircut. I didn’t realize how bad she needed one. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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9 days ago

This #cinereousvulture might have been enjoying the snow yesterday but I can’t tell because they always look just slightly angry about something 😂 When the snow tastes so good. Snow day at @blankparkzoo was so fun yesterday! I was the only one their except for staff and one other person who joined me after I had been there a couple hours. Enjoyed watching the tiger, lions, flamingos and even seals play in the most lovely thick falling snowflakes ❄️ —————————————————————— #highlightiowa #desmoinesphotographer #iowaphotographer #desmoinesphotos #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #nationalparks #all_shots #wildlifephotography #traveliowa #ia365 #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #canon #captureiowa #aroundiowa #iowadnr #polkcountyconservation @capture_iowa #captureiowa #thisisiowa #onlyiniowa @canonusa #instadesmoines #traveliowa @iowa_of_usa @inhf #zoo #vulture @zoos_aquariums

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9 days ago

This adorable little sea lion pup was just born last August and is already 80 pounds but he is still much smaller than mama. I was the only visitor at the zoo during a couple hours I was there so little seal pup got curious and came up to the edge to see me... When the snow tastes so good. Snow day at @blankparkzoo was so fun yesterday! I was the only one their except for staff and one other person who joined me after I had been there a couple hours. Enjoyed watching the tiger, lions, flamingos and even seals play in the most lovely thick falling snowflakes ❄️ —————————————————————— #highlightiowa #desmoinesphotographer #iowaphotographer #desmoinesphotos #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #nationalparks #all_shots #wildlifephotography #traveliowa #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #canon #captureiowa #aroundiowa #iowadnr #polkcountyconservation @capture_iowa #captureiowa #thisisiowa #onlyiniowa @canonusa #instadesmoines #traveliowa @iowa_of_usa @inhf #seal #sealion #zoo #cutebabyanimals #babyanimals @zoos_aquariums

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9 days ago

Looks like the snowplows are out at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge 😉 ———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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9 days ago

Sometimes it just feels like we are buried in snow ❄️ 🤔———————————————————————— Do you want your photo featured? Please tag us on Instagram @friendsnsnwr or send us photos by Messenger to our FB page at Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge) ———————————————————- #highlightiowa #iowadnr #iowaphotos #photooftheday #365photos #all_shots #traveliowa #midwestlivingmag #iowa #ig_iowa #midwestlife #iowablessed #iowaviews #bison #prairie #photooftheday #smile #picoftheday #beautiful #amazing #nature #nwr #centraliowa #nationalrefuge #thisisiowa #iowaoutdoors #instadesmoines @inhf @iowadnr @jaspercountyconservation @silosandsmokestacks

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