Portrait of Dürer's Father at 70, 1497
Oil on panel
National Gallery, London
Happy Father's Day to any fathers who might happen to be reading this!
From an AP story about flooding in Iowa City:
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A week's work of frantic sandbagging by students, professors and the National Guard couldn't spare this bucolic college town from the surging Iowa River, which has swamped more than a dozen campus buildings and forced the evacuation Sunday of hundreds of nearby homes.
The dateline notwithstanding, I get the feeling these writers have never actually been to Iowa City. Or maybe they just don't know what bucolic means, because it ain't. It's a nice place, to be sure, but not rustic, pastoral, or rural in the least.