Thursday, April 24, 2008

My other office

I have a little office on site at the Veterans Home, but on most days from mid-January through the end of April you can find me here:

These photos were taken on the most gorgeous day we've seen this year. On Sunday, DH, DD and I went to Des Moines for breakfast at Gateway Market Cafe and browsed their fantastic selection of natural and organic foods. Then we went to Earth Day in the Junction, a fun event for the family with displays, information, shopping, and free oak seedlings (we got two of course). Then it was off to the Drake Relays Parade in a quaint part of Des Moines. Walked away with a ton of candy, beads, and a new appreciation for small town living. On the way home, we stopped by the Capitol and got some more great photos.

View from the west side of the Capitol looking towards downtown Des Moines:

Memorials on Capitol grounds with the new Supreme Court building in the background:

Close-up of the memorial:

New additions to the Columbus statue:Last, but not least, a shot of DD hamming it up:

4 comments:

sugarcreekfarm said...

I'll bet that's a very challenging environment to go to work in (in a good way)! I never traverse downtown DM, poor driver that I am :)

T n A said...

WOW! That's all we can say! It's great to see your blog coming to life again. You are so talented in your writing and artistic "PHOTO" view of the world. It has been such a great pleasure to have become friends with your loving family. We miss seeing you, but look forward to our next reunion...... A big hug from us here in AZ. BTW the new house is looking wonderful!!! Chat with you soon.

TnA

"JEANNELLE" said...

What lovely photos! I really like the first one, with the gold blooms and the gold dome.....unique perspective!

Mary Ellen said...

As a Californian and former resident of Iowa City (MA, U of I), I love reading your blog and seeing these great photos of Des Moines. I missed your blog while you were away and hope that you'll keep it going now.