10.02.2007

autumn in the ozarks

i'd like to share with you a little known secret of my homeland ~ in autumn, the hills of arkansas come alive with a brilliant color display that surely rivals new england's. the garnet maple, the topaz hickory, the coral sassafras {all set against an emerald backdrop of evergreens} are stunning. odds are more san franciscans have trekked the himalayas of nepal than the ozarks of arkansas. special discoveries lie deep in its countless limestone caves, where spelunkers hear the drip-drip-drip of stalactites echo through the stillness, in canoeing its white water under the towering rock bluffs of the buffalo river, and most especially, in walking through its multi-colored woods in fall.
i'm planning a trip back to visit my family there soon {hopefully to start some new projects!} ~ my soul is hungry for the arkansas sunrise to illuminate an ever-changing mosaic of local color. care to join me?



{thanks to vicki haddock for the info. thanks to arkansas dept of tourism for the photos}

4 comments:

Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

Ooh Anjie, those fall colors are breathtaking!

studio wellspring said...

so true calie ~ it's a special place this time of year for sure.

Bhavna said...

Stunning! And you are so right about people looking far and wide...but not really realizing that their home town or country also holds such beautiful landscapes and experiences...

Jason said...

I will join you! :)