Monday, July 6, 2015

A day of fun last Wednesday....

 
 This is the second time for me to pick blackberries this year. So now I have 16 quarts in the freezer to last me the year. Here my friend found a bird next in the bush.

We bike ride on the side of this and have wondered about it. So we decided to 'find' it and wow were we happy we stopped by. St. Anthony's On the Creek. We learned its a wedding chapel and or event center.




 
 
The ground keeper happens to be family member and owner. You can tell he loves what he does and takes a lot of pride in the outdoor gardens. We are learning to stop and smell the rose when we can. Life is too short to say 'ah, next time'. The time to do things my friends, is now. *smile*

 

 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bike riding and having fun!

 
                        Nothing like cooling off in the water when its so hot out~




 
                                                  Us girls just wanna have fun!

 
    Lunch at Crapes Paulette. Love the buckwheat crapes. Gluten free and so darn good!

 
               Observation area. A view of the backside of Crystal Bridges Museum.

 
     This was the first time I have seen this little hidden gem! Amazing 'waterhole'.


 
Well, I am trying to be 'in one' with Violet. Just bruises...Its all good.
 

 
Got back on Violet the next day and rode 16 miles on part of the Razorback Greenway.
Our goal is to ride from Bella Vista Lake (Arkansas) trail to Fayetteville (Arkansas) by fall. We have a ways to go....one mile at a time.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Always a great evening to kayak!



                                             I am so happy to live where I do.

 
  Out biking with 'Violet' and friends. Always nice to take a water break in the shade.

 

         I had to stop and get this pic of the Great Blue Heron. Water is so clear!

 
   'Violet' has a new bling!

 
This was on our Saturday morning walk. New since the last time we passed this way.
                                                         Beautiful.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nothing like friends....

                                       
                                                 ....and picking blueberries!


 
This gal picked the most!!! Her little buckets was filled to the rim!! Hummm not sure how that happened. I guess I picked and talked a little to much. lol  Got home an froze 6 quarts. Not too bad! *smile*

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Family date night...

            
               Here dad is keeping Miss Penelope entertain while mom get ready!

 
 
After a year and a half I have finally remembered I have a front entrance!
Even a little fan to keep me cool in the early mornings.  
 
Father's Day! What a great bunch of grandkids!
 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My husbands new ride....

 
                        Yes, a motorcycle! The pic below has the added arm rest.

New helmets with microphone and charging ports for the phones. I take lots of pic and I seem to use up the battery pretty fast. This will help and I can listen to music as we travel. This will be perfect for day trips in the awesome Ozark Mountains!
 
 
Look at Miss Abby! (a Pacific Parrotlet) For a couple of years she was into clipping her breast feathers leaving her belly all gray. But wow! She is really back to her old self. She'll be 9 years old in Sept.

This day was an awesome 12 mile ride with 'Violet' and friends. See the bike in the tree?!?!

             Now this is how one cools off and do Yoga at the same time! LOL

                Thanks for stopping by. Leave a message if you care to. Bye for now.


 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A day kayaking on the Buffalo River Ponca, Arkansas with 'Rosie'

 
                                After a 2 hour drive....5 of us are getting ready.

 
                             And there she goes! Our experience friends were telling her where to paddle to avoid huge rocks/boulders.

 
                                       Isn't this awesome. Such a lovey place.



Yes, I did it. A really cool rapid area, but I spoke too soon. At the next one, I hit a boulder and Rosie and I rolled right over! Because I was wearing a life jacket, I stayed above water. Here we are draining the kayak...again. Because of the rapids we had to stop and drain the kayaks a few times.  A great way to cool off on a warm day.
 
After a few hours of paddling we took a hike up the mountain and saw this awesome waterfall. This was the last pic I took when my phone lost service.  What an wonderful day and we are planning another float on the Buffalo in a week or so. Can't wait!

 Such beauty! A fantastic 5 hour paddle.
 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

An awesome discovery....in my home town!

With all the rain in the area, Lake Ann has an awesome fall...in our neck of the woods!

                                                 This tree so what's to live!


Look at those roots!
 
 
 


My hiking buddy and I decided to go back in the middle of summer. Just to see difference. So glad we stumbled onto this! Amazing!