I love loving in Iowa. It provides an ample supply of beautiful landscapes and an endless supply of corn and all things corn related. My family is here. My friends are here. And, most importantly, I can write to my heart’s content here.

The one thing about Iowa or the Midwest in general, is the damn weather. If it would make up its mind instead of fluctuating everyday of the week, we might get somewhere. Sure, it’s warmer today than it has been in a while, but it’s supposed to get cold and snowy again by the end of the week. No wonder my husband wants to move south to avoid the constant shifts in temperature and the relentless amount of snow.

But, as I’ve mentioned, I love it here. For some, unknown reason, I can’t see myself living anywhere else. Unless I hit the lottery and buy myself an island. That’s a fantasy for another day.

Here’s to you Iowa

I love this state
Don’t get me wrong
But the winters can be
Excruciatingly long

It’s warm one day
With the sun so bright
The temperature then drops
And the snow falls so white

There’s no way to tell
How to dress for the day
The weather changes so much
Oh the price you will pay

We all want it to end
To feel the warm summer air
To bask in the sunlight
And our feet oh so bare

There might be end
To the winter still looming
Or it could go on forever
And we’ll all be stuck booing

Copyright©2014 Tahnee Fritz