Snow cover in Des Moines

Last night, we got just over a foot of fresh snow. I set up the GoPro in the backyard and am working on a timelapse, but while I was waiting I took my drone (DJI Mavic Air) downtown to capture some photos.

One of the first things that caught my attention was the Traveler’s sign. It’s been an icon on the Des Moines skyline since 1963 – and it’s been completely red, but not today. The early snow was wet enough that it stuck to pretty much everything and changed the letters to white this morning.

Panoramic Awareness Pavilion at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Another location that is always colorful with sun and snow is the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The Panoramic Awareness Pavilion is a circular-shaped sculpture that contained colored glass panels and when the sunlight shines through, it creates a rainbow of colors that are projected on the snow. In fact, there’s no foot prints at all, which is rare

I parked on the west side of the Iowa State Capitol and launched the drone over the capitol for a few photos of the grounds and the view towards the city skyline .

Looking straight down at the Iowa State Capitol

I also stopped at the World Food Prize Building. It was originally the downtown branch of the Des Moines Public Library and now serves as home to the World Food Prize organization and is dedicated to their work related to innovation for feeding the world.

Aerial view of the World Food Prize Building
Looking straight down at the World Food Prize Building

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