Walnut Woods is a small delightful park on the south edge of Des Moines that contains the largest stand of native walnut trees left in the world, as well as some wonderful old oaks. They also have an excellent bird-viewing area where you can watch a huge variety of birds at work on the feeders pictured through a slit in a small building.
Last night we had a great visit with former high school classmate, Lee Wolf, and his wife. We apologize to Lee on behalf of the squirrel who spent the evening raining pieces of acorn down on him from the oak tree above.
I am getting a little writing done and the first draft of Frannie's third adventure, Peete and Repeat, is nearing completion. I can't wait to see how it ends.