passionate places

downtown tree sweater

Let’s hug trees with more than sweaters!

One of my favorite trees in Iowa City was taken down this week. It had become dangerously hollow, creating a threat to the sidewalk below some of its large branches. The tree had a good life. A redbud, it had lived much longer than the expected lifespan of a flowering tree, b... Read More →

I Heart IC

Iowa City is one of my deepest passions. I loved it from the moment I laid eyes on it, but it’s complicated.  Like most mature relationships between complex individuals, it’s complicated, but it’s never boring. IC takes my breath away—from all its angles in any season. It’s not... Read More →