A few weeks ago I shared some of my photographs from Decorah, Iowa, and here are a few more from that afternoon. Several were taken in the alley just behind main street. Small town alleys have become one of my favorite places to take photographs. They are more tarnished and textured, a bit more rough around the edges. I love the alley doors and chipped paint and the contrast in personality to the smooth brick facades of main street.
It's nice to look back on these photographs of a crisp, bright, fall day. It ended up being a great fall here in Minnesota after a bit of a rough start. This winter is having an equally rough start. Snow and icy roads arrived earlier this week and January-like cold temperatures are on the way. Hopefully it isn't a sign of what is to come for the rest of the winter. One can hope anyway.