Goose and pair of goslings on a family outing in the rain in Goshen, Arkansas. There were two families of geese with goslings close in age. The group seemed to move together always in the two days we saw them.
A great blue heron stalks frogs and other prey in a pond near the White River in northwestern Arkansas, against tall grass spangled in wildflowers.
Thick mist holds back the morning sun at the Fruit Research Station in Clarksville, Arkansas. Taken Dec. 9, 2014, near one of the station’s peach orchards.
Horizons can be open or cluttered, vast or close.
Horizons we enjoyed seeing this week:
- Horizons in black and white: http://humbledpie.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-some-bw-horizons/
- Global horizons: http://talkingthailand.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/
- Tropical horizon: http://insellos.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/daily-horizon/
- Of hope and possibilities: http://moosewb.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/a-mooses-appreciates-changing-horizons-weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/
- Pinnacles and balloons: http://trapfocus.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/
- Atlantic: http://trishadm.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/
- Storm troopers. London: http://harlequinteaset.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/stormtroopers-against-a-horizons-at-london-comic-con/
And of course, the event horizon for horizon photos: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/
Veils of mist covered low-lying areas all over the Ozarks and Ouachitas this morning, following a day and a half of rain. Fog hovered near a rice field bordering I-40 in the Arkansas River Valley. Folk wisdom in the Ozarks declares that for each day of fog in the fall, there will be a day of snow in the winter. Read about other variations on folk wisdom winter predictions.
Anglers and boaters love Arkansas. Greer’s Ferry Lake and Heber Springs are a magnet for those who love to do both. Here’s what the lake looked like on Aug. 7.
Sugarloaf is another landmark in the Heber Springs area. Part of the Ozark Plateau, years of erosion have left it sloped, with deck of sedimentary rock (Bloyd Shale?) at the top.
March 1, 2013, UPDATE: Thanks to Dan Chaffee, who ID’d this as a red spotted purple. Will have to hunt harder!
Some days, you just get the blues, in a good way. The Diana fritillary butterfly is the state butterfly of Arkansas.