Thursday, December 29, 2011

Walk in the Park

It has been very warm here in Iowa recently. This picture was taken on December 28. The grass looks green.

This park is located on the south side of Des Moines. It has a walking path that goes around a small lake.

You can see downtown Des Moines as you walk.

There is a long walking bridge that is very popular.

Along the bridge you see small metal memorials of people. Often there are small decorations on them.

When you get closer to this one it is very beautiful, especially in the sunlight.

I liked this one.

I saw an eagle fly across the water.

He landed in this tree.

For some reason this utility pole caught my attention. I liked seeing the crossing white jet trails above it.

I liked this blue bird house.

I could see the state capitol building as I walked around the lake. It is several miles away. Because of the lay of the land it looks like there is nothing between this park and the capitol. In reality there is a lot of housing and development. But I like thinking it is just a big open field.

And there was the downtown again.

It was a nice walk.

Thanks for stopping by.


Cloudia said...

nice country

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A Lady's Life said...

Nice to see the eagles and the birdhouse and the decorations :)

Hilary said...

I'm glad you invited us along on your walk. What a kick to see a bald eagle. Almost as big of a kick to see you posting again. :)

Small City Scenes said...

What a dandy walk. I enjoyed the view with you.

Thanks for visiting my blog and making such nice comments.

Next time you visit Jo in Vancouver just come on down south 90 miles to Stanwood. MB

Jo said...

Russell, those are beautiful photograph, but I especially love the one of the utility poles and the jet trails. That is amazing!

It looks like a lovely area.

Elisabeth said...

I stopped by here, Russell after I saw your profile on Kass's blog. Your face is so like a friend of mine, whom I thought might have started to blog unbeknown to me. But I find you are not him, he being an Australian who lives in Australia, as do I. But it's still a treat to follow these photos here and to learn something more about the place where you live. I'm pleased to meet you.

L. D. Burgus said...

That looks like a great area to walk. Seeing the eagle is a real bonus. I know that they like to be in the area along the river there.