Most believe that the end of Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer. With temperatures hovering near the mid-90’s, possibly through the end of the month, this is not the case in Arkansas. Therefore, children in these parts will possibly be caught daydreaming about nights and weekends spent leaping into the cool, crystal waters … More Sweet Sweet Summer
Scurrying about in the backyard, a vain attempt at late summer garden maintenance, I was stopped in my tracks by this little guy chillin’ in the cool grass. Like a slap in the face, I became aware of my lack of attention to those things that are really important, and thus, discarded the weeds for … More Happy ButterFriday!
Diamond colored droplets Land with distinction A luminous pattern On new tender foliage
A champion towers over a small, unassuming park on North Front Street in Dardanelle, Arkansas. With a circumference of 255 inches, this white oak has been designated the champion, the biggest of its kind in Arkansas. At an estimated 400-500 years of age, it has stood the test of time, and is thought to have … More Flashback Friday – Council Oaks Park
Although we’ve been busy in The Alley, we did steal away a couple of times to plant our feet on something other than B Street concrete! Always an excellent option, the Buffalo River area was one of those destinations last fall. We got up at the crack – no before the crack – of dawn. … More Flashback Friday – The Buffalo River Trail
Old man winter made his presence known the first weekend in January, not only with snow, but with high temperatures in the mid 20’s. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not accustomed to such conditions; however, I refuse to complain since they always produce breathtaking landscapes around the Natural State. Haw Creek Falls , … More Flashback Friday – Snowy Day at Haw Creek Falls
Life couldn’t have gotten much better on that lazy September morning at the Cossatot River. The options for amusement were limited, a reality in small town Arkansas. But a lack of bells, whistles, lights and glitter does not constitute a lackluster visit, especially when the fish are biting!
Though not necessary, sometimes a Sunday drive can prove to be very fruitful, an occasion to once again strike a line through an Arkansas Bucket List Item. One such drive occurred a few weeks ago, as we decided to forego sleeping in and head 135 miles southwest of Russellville to the Cossatot River State Park … More Cossatot River State Park – Natural Area