Sunday, February 28, 2010

JUNK OR TREASURE?


FOR THE LADIES.






























FOR THE GUYS.












































The "stuff" in the first two photos is buried treasure.

The "stuff" in the next three photos is Junk.

Now what is the difference?
Is it because some of the stuff (Ladies) is inside,
and some is outside (Men)?

Or is it because "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?
What ever that means.

Or, maybe just because God made ladies different
than men? I'm sure glad He did.

If you find out why some junk is "just precious",
and other junk is, just junk - let me know.





Friday, February 19, 2010

LUNCH TIME












I appologize for the very poor photos.

The sunlight just would not cooperate.
And I could not wait half a day for the
proper light. (Yes, I have heard of filters.
But there are none for that little camera.)










This little picnic area is such a delight
I stop here each time I pass through the
area.

This is found on Hwy 74 in Madison County
Arkansas. Just a short distance East of Hwy.
23. Even when you are looking for it, you
will probably drive past it before really
seeing it.












The pictures do not do it justice. But if
you can ever get by there you will enjoy
just poking around looking the place over.











There has been a lot of work put into this
little picnic area. It deserves your attention
and enjoyment.

I have even found locals there who drove a
mile from the house just to enjoy the solitude.

It is areas like this that help me appreciate all
the more the wonderful things God has made.
And in this case man did not mess it up too
much.

May you be blessed with a "hide-a-way" to get
to and a time of tranquility often.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

NEVER ASK ADVICE















This house is about two and a half miles from my
place. Over the years I have seen this piece of
land flooded several times. So when they begin
to build I could not help but wonder what those
crazy people were doing.












Advice could have been ask of anyone living in
the area. But we would have lost these photo
opportunities.
















Right after I took these photos they moved in
with dumpsters contractors etc. and really
went through it.















And of course the old river did it all over again
in just a few months. So far I have seen this
house flooded at least three times.
















It made me thank God that I lived in an old
house up toward the top of the hill.

P.S.
You might be able to get a good price on it.
Some years it don't get flooded.


Monday, February 8, 2010

MORE GLOBBAL WARMING

I know. I should not do this. But our nation's capital has just gone
through record breaking snow. This region has had more snow than
normal. And is about 20 degrees colder than normal. I'm setting
here now with it snowing out side - again. I've just about had all
the Global Warming I can take.

I don't even feel like riding my motorcycle today. So I thought that
during this Global Warming spell, I would dig up a couple of pictures
of last year's Global Warming spell in these parts. Well, on my place.












May God grant that you do not have too much Global Warming where
you live.





Monday, February 1, 2010

ALUM COVE




Arkansas has three
natural bridges. This
one happens to be
over in Newton
county, right in the
middle of my favorite
motorcycle riding
area.





This is in a park known as "Alum Cove". It has a great picnic
area and restroom facilities.

There is a good trail with rest areas going down to the natural
bridge. Approximately a quarter mile hike down. Just remember,
it's up hill coming back.
.
Take a tape meausre with you if you want to double check these figures.
But they say the bridge is about 130 foot long and 20 foot wide.

Pictures of course do not do it justice. You need to get down
under it to really appreciate it.

After looking over
the bridge. If you
are not winded,
continue on down
the trail.

The little picture
below does not
even begin to give
you a concept of
all the nooks, crannys,
caves and such there
are to explore.

But if you have the time and energy, you will enjoy poking around
seeing some of natures unusual sights.



To get to Alum Cove go up or down secenic hwy 7. (In Arkansas.)
Down below Jasper a ways take hwy 16 to Deer. (Just don't go to
Deer) Follow this just a couple of miles to 327. Turn right or north
a few more miles to Alum Cove at the sign.

This is truly an unusual area. You will not regret seeing it.