If you head west on Ingersoll or Grand Ave., out of downtown Des Moines, you will pass by some of my favorite streets, shops and restaurants. If you are on Grand Avenue you will pass the Governors mansion, assorted offices and wonderful old brick apartment buildings and a church or two. Ingersoll will take you byContinue reading “Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 30”
This is a rather new one for me but something I truly am learning to enjoy when the cooler weather comes round, is making my own soups. Chili of course is a go to favorite but it is quickly being replaced by this easy and delicious chicken tortilla recipe that I found. With kidney beans,Continue reading “Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 29”
One last photo from Maquoketa. If you have not ever had the pleasure of walking through the caves and trails of this state treasure, you should definitely make plans to check it out. I promise, it is definitely worth your time.
I absolutely adore hiking. Not, the 20 mile, up hill all the way kind. I prefer something a little more…moderate. Winding trails through beautiful trees with a meandering stream close by…the kind that offers breathtaking views and the peace that comes when you find yourself simply surrounded by nature. When we lived in Kansas City,Continue reading “Follow…Ohhh…Me! Day 27”
Frosty morning, Drip of dew. A ray of sun, To welcome you. Up and at ’em, Sweet child of mine. Don’t waste your gift, It’s time to shine.
Sun fingers! I didn’t have my camera with me (Shame on me!) so I did my best to capture these wonderful rays of sunshine with my phone camera (sadly, my camera phone sometimes captures the shot better than I do with my real camera). I made several stops on my way into work, tryingContinue reading “Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 24”
I just cannot get enough of the beauty of fall.
Okay, I put this off for as long as I could. What is fall without pumpkins? While I am not a fan of all the pumpkin-flavored foods, drinks and snacks that seem to take over our supermarkets, I do enjoy a good pumpkin-spice latte and of course pumpkin bread but really, I just love theContinue reading “Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 22”
This beautiful shade of blazing yellow is a reminder to me to not waste time. Cornered by the Meredith buildings on the South and East, this little green space is one of my favorites. Surrounded by one-way streets heading east, it is a beautiful and welcoming entrance into downtown. Running along the east edge of theContinue reading “Fall…Ohhh…Me! Day 21”