Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sometimes We're In Our Own Little World

I kept talking to Lil
She listens well
I didn't want her to bother the deer.
Those two specks in the distance are white tailed deer.
She never had a clue I was distracting her.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Don't Even Talk About The Heat

It has been so warm even prissy Lizzy had been in the water and she doesn't do water at all!
She rolled!  Twice.
The standard tip toe through water didn't do it today.
If it stays this hot, Lizzy may go swimming with the team.
Wishing all of you a place to cool.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Flip Flop Adventure In The Hundred Acre Plus Woods

It was a good day for an adventure.
A painted reptile on the ground
sent the terrapin (box turtle) on it's way
and this is what we found

Could it be Big Foot's track?
Was I on its trail?
I tried to follow closely
but lost him when I fell
We happened upon a dead fall tree
where something had scratched and dined
We thought it's time to leave the woods
And see what else we could find
Then we met the water snake
so glad we were on land
Gail left in a hurry
and we were kicking sand

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Norfork National Fish Hatchery

lies near the base of Norfork Dam.  This "is the nation's largest federal trout production facility.  Two million rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout are raised for restocking areas impacted by the construction of dams, primarily in the tail waters of Norfork and Bull Shoals dams, and also other areas in cooperation with agencies in Arkansas and nearby states."  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

We were in Mountain Home for business so we stopped by to have a look see.
There have been rumors it was closing but I verified they were repairing and soon would be back to full operational capacity.
The hatchery has been a constant in our lives.  We enjoyed visiting with our children and their children.  A free place to see how fish are "made" and just enjoy the views and the fresh fish air.
Each runway has it's own age and type of trout.
The young fry in different stages are kept indoors.
I had my pocket Canon Power Shot but I kept clicking.
They transport and release their fish where they are needed.
Outside the runways and the fish are progressively bigger.
Nets cover the area to prevent water birds 
and other fish eaters from having a picnic.
Before I reached the end of the "runways" I knew why there were fans in the nursery. It was HOT.  I thought y'all could take my word that waaaaayyy down there are the big trout.  I headed for the truck, AC and a cold drink.  Hubby had enjoyed watching people catch fish.
We'll be back on a cooler day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dry Run Creek

Last week I showed you pictures of Dry Run Creek running into Norfork River below the dam. Today we're just crossing the highway to visit the Fish Hatchery and to see the other side of the road but first we are visiting another section of Dry Run Creek.
There a wonderful series of fenced stairs and rest stops so you can make your way safely to the creek.
Hubby is not longer able to walk this far especially in this humidity
so he enjoyed watching the people fish from a shady top walk.
I went exploring.
Along the way I viewed white water
and rocks.
I viewed Dry Creek traveling under the road way to the spot I photographed last week.
It was an enjoyable walk.
Fish were visible in many places.
I don't want to burn you out with photos so tomorrow I will show the fish hatchery.
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