Lemonade, anyone?

Lemonade, anyone?

      Sometimes, it seems, the world is just out to get you. There is just no escaping it. All of the plans set in advance just wiped away by a single tree that falls in the woods. I have been planning to hike to a particular creek in the Ozark National Forrest for several weeks now. It is located in a very remote area of the park, access provided by a dirt road (labeled county road 59). I would be hesitant to really call it a road – per say – more of a dirt track that leads into the forest for about 6 miles. The first trip out, rain and freezing weather prevented us from going, so we rescheduled. This particular location is about a 2-hour drive, so getting there early in the day requires a very early morning. So, we get up at 4:30 in the morning to leave. It has been a little more than 2 hours of driving, did I mention, that I forgot my coffee? We finally arrive at CR59 and start driving in to the valley that we planed to hike. There was quite a bit of deadfall on the edges of the road that looked like it had recently been cleared. As we continued down this little dirt track as it winds towards the valley, we came upon a large tree that fell directly across the road. There was no way to go around, no way over. Completely impassable by vehicle, walking wasn’t really an option because the extra 4 miles of walking would probably put us on trail after...
Amazing Sky

Amazing Sky

    Quick post. I was out driving around last week, and there were some really awesome clouds. I could not help but stop and grab a few shots.  ...
Eagle’s nest in Mountain Home, Arkansas

Eagle’s nest in Mountain Home, Arkansas

Since I have moved here, I have been hearing that there are bald eagles that winter here. I have been looking for their nest since. I finally found it Yesterday! The light was horrible, heavy overcast and very dark…. but my goal out was just to find the nest. It was so dark i was shooting at 2000 iso just to get to 500th of a second! (and that is not even fast enough to catch the birds as they move around. When we arrived at the nest, we could see one eagle sitting on the nest. After waiting for about a half hour, another eagle flew up and proceeded to feed the eaglets that were in the nest. We could hear the chirping as soon as the eagle flew up. I am looking forward to getting out when the light is better and seeing what I can get. Hope you enjoy the pictures from today.  ...