River Visit


Today is the first day in almost a month where the sun actually shone, lending warmth and joy to the day. Ahhh… a hint of spring. It inspires and strengthens and spurs us to break out of our shells and enlarge our worlds.

Today is that sort of day. Regardless the winter drab draping the trees and the brown grass that is finally exposed after the six inches of snow covering the ground here for three days. Our day trip, if you can call it that, sent us to Toad Suck Park and the river dam.

This is a perfect opportunity to catch the world through the lens of my camera. I found so much more than I’d dreamed.

This is the Arkansas River closest to our home.

This is a good look at the dam/lock. Boats have to go through the lock to move up or down the river.

Sort of ordinary, but we encountered a lot of … birds.

Sea gulls of all things. They are after those little morsels churned up by the dam.

They like to soar though.

Then there are other things I love to see.

She just got her braces this week and she is still lovely.

Then the birds distract me once again. There is a white gull tucked into all that winter foliage. See if you can pick it out.

The colors of the season are still so dark and gray, but the sunshine gives us such hope for spring.

This is a part of my little piece of heaven and I am so happy to share it with you.


About Jeannene Walker

Jeannene is navigating the world with a whole new outlook. She spends a great deal of time between four children and her large immediate family. Everything provides plenty of foder for a rich backdrop of stories.

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