Tuesday, December 6, 2016

River Fun

This bike trail leads along the Des Moines River, connecting two reservoirs and a few tiny towns to the capital, Des Moines. All of it paved one can ride or hike over 57(91.7 km) miles of fun. If you left your hat I have it, it was still there on my return.
Your Christmas goose a little early.




Still some summer plants trying to survive before a huge cold front approaches.





Baby eagle
A vintage recipe out at the river house, I wish I had some rhubarb to make this,  it is one of my favorites. I love that tartness it offers to a desert.A neighbor twenty years ago gave this to me. I guess I could use frozen rhubarb, but the fresh is like gold during the spring when one picks it. Maybe I will use raspberries I froze.

21 comments:

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  2. Lots of birds on your river fun. I'm not sure where the rhubarb crisp comes in on the river but I do like rhubarb crisp.

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  3. I always like seeing the eagles you get. I wish there were more around here. I see one every once in a while, so that's pretty good.

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  4. If I can find ANY rhubarb this time of the year, I'll be making that recipe this weekend! Love the stuff!
    hughugs

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  5. It was a lovely walk. Thank you. I especially enjoyed the Christmas goose and the horses:)

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  6. I made an apple crisp with the last of the fall apples yesterday. I love a rhubarb crisp...nothing better:)

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  7. That's not my Christmas goose because I was told my goose was cooked :)

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  8. Hi, I popped over from Sandra's blog. Great photos, thanks for sharing, Valerie

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  9. Sandra Cox sent me, and I am grateful. Love those peaceful scenes and am a big fan of rhubarb (which is always known in our family as thumb after a brother's mishap while preparing it). And thumb and custard was a favourite dish for many years...

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  10. Great series of photos and of the eagle in particular. Id really enjoy riding or walking parts of the Des Moines trail. Definitely getting colder looking there too.
    Ive never eaten goose meat - we just use goose fat to roast our potatoes on Christmas Day.

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  11. Came over from Sandra's blog and loving your pictures but I see my goose is not ready to find the axe yet:) I love rhubarb

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  12. Dropped by from Sandra's blog. Those aren't dump ducks (aka seagulls), are they? In Iowa?

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  13. We have seagulls that fly around the parking lots here. I couldn't figure out why they would be so far inland and was told they followed the path of the hurricane and never left.
    (Hope I'm not repeating myself....)

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  14. I guess it's too early to say, you're goose is cooked, right?

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  15. There was a large green river near where we lived in Waterloo when I was five. In summer, we jumped into it and our parents didn't even know where we were. Times have really changed. So pretty there. It will be 11 degrees here tonight, so that front must be knocking at your door. Nice to meet you.

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  16. I too love long bike trails along scenic rivers...:)

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  17. Nice bird shots! I'd be excited to see a baby eagle!

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  18. Lovely trail, and when I see an odd hat, or sock, or shoe...I always wonder...how the heck do people just lose things like that. Especially one shoe or one sock. Have a great day!

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  19. Raspberries sound really yummy for a rhubarb substitute.

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  20. Love the hat on the paved trail, the eagles, and those crazy gulls. When we see gulls here in Indiana, we usually assume there's a McDonalds nearby.

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  21. What a beautiful blog you have! I love rhubarb too!!! Nice to meet you! I come from Sandra's blog!

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