Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Heron

There is a Heron that visits the pond near my home on early spring and summer mornings.
I often think he looks so grand, and delicate with his long neck and legs. Most times, I only get a glimpse of him, as he will fly away when my dogs and I walk by.

On this morning, however, he stuck around for a while, and I was able to go back inside and get my camera. I only got these two shots before he got scared and flew away.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Here are a couple of pictures of some coral mushrooms taken last week at the farmer's market.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Downtown Farmer's Market

I spent a lovely couple of hours (except for maybe the 30 minutes when trying to get out of the parking garage!) at the Downtown Farmer's Market on Saturday morning.
It was nice and warm, and partly sunny.
We have a great market in Des Moines, with fruits, veggies, meats, crafts, food vendors, live music, and more. If you live near here, or visit during the summer months, this would be a good thing to visit.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Murano Vase

Here are some shots of a Murano Vase that I have.
I love the stripes and the colors.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I have been "puppy" sitting this weekend for my four-legged niece, Paisley.
Normally, Paisley is full of fun and mischievous entertainment,
but she has been rather a bump this weekend.
Maybe she will perk up when her mommy comes home:)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spring blooms

Some pretty spring blooms to brighten your day...
And here, the day needs brightening as it is gloomy and rainy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I spent Mother's Day at home with my family. While they worked at helping my mom
get her flower beds in order, I took some pictures (I can't help with the planting due to recent back issues, but I did make the Mother's Day dinner for all).
I was excited to get some shots of my mom's flowers, and of the other perennials
that grow at the farm. All in all, it was a good day for everyone.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

more downtown

I was hoping to go to the first Farmer's Market of the season yesterday. Unfortunately, I threw out my back and have instead been sitting at home on the couch for the last three and a half days. No fun, especially when it is so beautiful out, and I want to be out taking some pix.
So, here are a few from when I was downtown a couple of weeks ago for my class.