Landscape photography is a fun art that is uniquely dependent on the weather and season. The same landscape will look completely different with a gentle snow falling or the trees just beginning to blossom.
One element that is very hard to pin down in Iowa is the right cloud cover. If the sky is cloudless, even a landscape full of rolling hills may look flat. If the cloud cover is too dense, the image will be grey and gloomy. Neither of these is an ideal scenario.
I think this photo captures that great cloud cover that adds dimension to the image without making it dreary and dismal.