Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rhododendron Blossoms

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Betsy and I are confident that Spring has come to stay when the big rhododendron by our deck bursts into bloom.  It has beautiful pink blossoms that are always a welcome sight.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blatant Iris

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We have several varieties of iris in our yard, and we enjoy the display they put on before the roses start blooming.  This iris, Blatant, is one of the more colorful varieties we have in the yard.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Towering Prism Tulip

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We occasionally get false promises of Spring, but when the tulips start to bloom we can be fairly certain that Spring is really here.  We only have a couple Towering Prism Tulips, but they are tall and put on a beautiful display.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunrise on Mt. Nebo

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Betsy and I get up early almost every morning when we visit Mt. Nebo to go to Sunrise Point to watch the sun come up on the other side of the Arkansas River valley.  It’s definitely a beautiful way to start the day.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Redbud in Bloom

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Redbud trees in bloom are a sure sign that Spring has arrived on the Plateau.  We have two redbuds in our front yard, and we always look forward to their Spring display.  This photo, from my archives, was taken a couple of years ago.

Friday, March 28, 2014

My Beautiful Bride on Petit Jean Mountain

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On our first full day in Arkansas last month, Betsy and I did some sightseeing and hiking in Petit Jean Mountain State Park.  I got this picture of Betsy on the top of Petit Jean with the Arkansas River and Valley below her.

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Favorite Waterfall Hunter

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Betsy and I did some hiking and waterfall-hunting around Cashiers, North Carolina, earlier this week.  One of the places we visited was Glen Falls, near Highlands.  It was foggy and drizzling when we hiked to the base of the first drop, where I got this picture of my Beautiful Bride.