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Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Even though Adam would not let Brody go trick-or-treating this year I still had to get a picture of him dressed up in his costume -- his first Halloween.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Mom recently finished a quilt she created by using the leaves from the trees in her yard as a pattern. She has called her quilt "falling leaves". The pictures really don't do the quilt justice, but at least you get the idea.
Candy tied to the sugar maple.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Speaking of toddlers, here is a picture taken of me in 1964 at a site we visited today, Crystal Springs. Wow! Things have really changed over the last 45 years. I was really surprised the place still exists much less went through so many improvements. Visits to my grandpa and grandma Rowland always included some outdoor activity such as swimming at Crystal Springs. My grandfather died before I ever really got a chance to know him, but mom tells me he was quite the outdoorsman. One of his favorite pass times was bee hunting (tracking bees, finding the hives, and collecting the wild honey). Mom also told me he loved wildflowers and hunting. In fact, we went through the places both my grandparents were reared, Avant and Bear, AR. Both places were quite remote.
We left our house and traveled around Hot Springs on the east side. We were heading just outside of Jessieville, or so we thought. We ended up turning back toward Story. When we found the sign showing the direction to Richardson Bottoms we became a little concerned when we turned down the dirt road, a little more concerned the further we drove. When we finally reached our destination we found it to be a widened out place in the road where a sign describing the swampy conditions was posted. There was not a bird in sight, not even a frog that we could see so we amused ourselves by taking pictures of flowers and water lillies. I don't think I have ever seen a water lilly grown outside a controlled environment. It is a little amazing there could be a kind of swamp at the top of a mountain. Well this is it.
Here is the picture of one of the water lillies close up.
After getting back on the road heading toward Hot Springs from the west side Troy spotted a Hawk. How he saw it I will never understand. Even after he stopped he had to point it out to me, then I was able to get a close up shot of it through the truck window.
Once we were on our way back into Hot Springs from the west side we decided to stop at Crystal Springs. Both of us had been there when we were growing up, but hadn't seen it for years. Here is a picture of the spillway at the day area.