Sometimes the Wild Art Gods Smile Upon You

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April 3, 2014 | 12:35 pm

I usually get a tight feeling in my gut when I see the text, "Need warm weather photo" appear on my phone's screen. The image of my odometer spinning around, like a Bugs Bunny cartoon, as I put miles on my car in search of any activity enters my mind.

Not today!

It was a sunny, blue sky kind of day with temperatures was in the mid 40's and I was feeling lucky.

After driving to some of my usual feature hunting grounds, I headed in the direction of Mount Mercy University. I was hoping some crazy students would be using the volleyball court or maybe throwing a Frisbee around. That was when I spied Tim Hautt spending time with his two children, Kyle, 4, and Emily, 2, in the front yard of his home.

A spent around eight minutes with Hautt and his children. Waiting until he was swinging in the direction and angle to make the picture I had envisioned.

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