Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year. Make 2016 your best year yet! What are your new years resolutions? I usually don’t make them, so I’m not let down when I don’t meet them. It’s time to eat better, exercise more, lose some weight, and focus on my mental well being. These are goals that I will make happen in the first quarter of the year.
We had a great time last night. Our neighbors are so awesome – we really lucked out moving to a neighborhood like this. We would never find this kind of “family” connection in Southern California, that we’ve found here in Iowa. They really are like one big second family to us, and we love it here.
Here’s a link to some of our pictures from last night’s party
Every year, our property management company performs a controlled (prescribed) burn of our prairie grass areas. I filmed this burn today at Glynn Village in Waukee, Iowa. The burn is done to help promote growth of native grasses and wildflowers. The prairie acts as a natural stormwater filtration and retention system. I shot this aerial video with my DJI Phantom 3 Pro in 4K.
Here is a little video filmed from the ground in our neighborhood from about six years ago.
If you want to learn more about prescribed burns and prairie conservation environments, check out this video.
I’ve been doing a few more flights with my new Quadcopter lately. This one was shot in 4K and shows some of the new ground at the South end of Warrior Lane in Waukee. This will eventually connect to the dirt road, which will become Westown Parkway. Heading East, it will connect to the new Kettlestone development. I made a page to showcase this construction and Kettlestone. Click here! to see all of the pictures and videos.