A no loitering area.

Blastoff of Iowans.

Among Tim Kiser's albums



  • A no loitering area.

    "We know you want to keep hanging out here but we just can't let you hang out here anymore, we're sorry. To allow loitering would cause harm." ----------------------- In downtown Fort Dodge, Iowa, on December 30th, 2011, along the east side of North 6t…

  • Land use idea for this late-December day in the center of this small town in Iowa.

    I took a break from shopping at this. It gave me a moment to get the hell away from car traffic for once and pause to think about where I was and what I was seeing. It looked like a cookie cutter getting pressed into dough. ----------------------- In…

  • "When fully hardened."

    Speaking of hardened, I'm having a hard time deciding whether my favorite subject of this picture is the foreground massif, or the "columns" design of yonder building: Would you look at that second floor. ----------------------- In downtown Webster City…


  • This one's called "Sprawled Out On An Embankment & Sunning Itself."

    Do not injure your knees or ankles, on your way down that slide. I would like to be able to find a way to learn the location of the factory that made the green meshy material. I bet it's not local, for the U.S. stopped producing quite some time ago. Th…

  • May pride swell forevermore the bosoms of the residents of the city of Strawberry Point, Iowa, when they see the world's largest strawberry out in front of their ultramodernistic City Hall.

    Every time they see it the residents sigh satisfiedly and say, "Our strawberry." Don't anybody ever damage it. I want for it to outlast humanity. A picture of it ought to have gotten put onto the Iowa Quarter coin. I worry about the strawberry every t…

  • For the downtown of the city of Strawberry Point, Iowa: strawberries theme of storefront window; sleeping housecat.

    The cat likes the smell of something in that corner, maybe an old dead mouse is down there rotting — or a strawberry! Ha a trucker is movin' his freight the con way. The passing semi reminds us that the living reality of the city of Strawberry Point…


  • To cruelly taunt young trees with threats of putting the guy-wires back to 'em.

    I feel that trees ought to be let to grow in whatever crazy tippy direction they take a notion to grow in, according to their souls' ideas. People are just big bullies aren't they, dang 'em. ----------------------- In Luxemburg, Iowa, on April 15th, 20…

  • Mexico in the morning, of E Iowa.

    The powerlines are kind of shaped like the rays of a sunburst. The Latin terracotta is getting my mouth watering hard for mountains of beans & cheese. Don't you let any rusty flecks of metal get into my food. ----------------------- In Dubuque, Iowa, on…

  • Some Motel 6 Dubuque Flowers.

    Classily midwestern! Plastically potted in a terra cotta colour, and planted upon the grey-painted sidewalk next to the blacktopped parking lot. The paint disguises the old pittedness of the concrete. Clearly this aint no grave spray. ----------------…


  • Big high burl of Mississippi River.

    That's sick! Sheezus you'd probly almost be able to spot that sumbitch from the opposite bank, if ya knew in advance what you was lookin for. ----------------------- In Dubuque, Iowa, on April 14th, 2010, on the grounds of the Julien Dubuque Monument i…

  • A sidewalk/parking lot boundary wall idea that Jesus Christ came up with in Dubuque. It was not a person that did that.

    The chained-together sections of the wall thing appear to lean over but that's one of the Devil's optical illusions. Do not worry the slabs are not gonna fall onto your toes, even if Satan were to cause a car to tap one of them accidentally. But who is…

  • For you to try to make sense of.

    In downtown Dubuque, Iowa, it is an idea somebody — presumably a Dubuqois — had for a sidewalk display outside a secondhand store. The facial expression looks, to my eyes, distinctly indignant. Everything else is up to you. Think on it and get back to…


  • This picture is about my effort to line up the famous golden dome of the Dubuque County Courthouse so it would be visually framed between a rickety old fire escape and a utility pole.

    I was glad to have gotten the idea and it was interesting work, standing here doing this. ------------------------ In downtown Dubuque, Iowa, on April 14th, 2010, on the north side of East 5th Street between Central Avenue and White Street. -----------…

  • "Stopping shopping" downtown threat.

    Stopping shopping, but not by harming shoppers, I hope! Not physically nor otherwise, not in any way. ----------------------- In downtown Maquoketa, Iowa, on April 14th, 2010, a building on the west side of North Main Street, north of Platt Street. --…

  • Intense guywire work here.

    But returning to the topic of the riding lawnmower scenery vis-à-vis the notion of human potential, lets start small: We won't even consider minutes for now. How many seconds of effort might you be willing, just as a mental exercise, to concede might have…


  • A view upon the public transportation system of the city of Muscatine, Iowa.

    "MuscaBus" does have a pretty ring to it but were I in charge of naming I'd've probably selected "Buscatine" but hey. But hey y'know? Whatever MuscaBus wants. ----------------------- In downtown Muscatine, Iowa, on April 13th, 2010, a MuscaBus bus stop…

  • Maybe almost the perfect cherrypicker.

    Or at least good enough for downtown Muscatine! Do authorities just look the other way when it's a basket crane that's violating a no-parking zone, vs a car or truck. This boom lift is casting a short shadow so maybe it's lunchtime and maybe that's…

  • Vaguely whale- or poultry-shaped nose of downtown Muscatine smily face on panel.

    Or thought balloon sort of! I applaud the artist's taste in spots to choose for the teethbaring face artwork. The surfaces' wears've together got an oldfashionedness of aspect that makes the art give off an oldtimy feel. Clearly Muscatine is an old riv…


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