It’s beginning to look like fall here at Wild Ozark

Yesterday it really felt like fall, and it does again today, too. It was almost 40*F this morning.

I took a few photos yesterday, but was in a hurry to get somewhere so didn’t bring the monopod and the quality isn’t great. It seems I can’t hold the camera steady enough to get really clear shots. But you can still see how fall-like it’s beginning to look like fall here at Wild Ozark!

Fal color is beginning in the Ozarks

The setting sun illuminated these trees on the hillsides, really showing up the beginning color.
The setting sun illuminated these trees on the hillsides, really showing up the beginning color.

As I was driving slowly down the county road, I spotted this gigantic hornet’s nest about three feet off of the ground. They say that the distance of the nest from the ground is an indication of how deep the snow will be in winter. We have a nest near the house that’s twenty feet off the ground, though, so I’m not sure how much credence to give this saying!

Gigantic hornet's nest along the county road near Wild Ozark.

I missed writing/sketching my Nature Journal entry yesterday, but took a couple of photos I intend to use for it later this morning. So I’ll have to do two entries today to catch up.

Other projects I’ve been working on include the “My Nature Journal” book with blank pages for others to begin nature journals of their own. I’ll have these to sell at the booth, and they’ll also be available at Amazon and our online shop. I’ve included a few pages from my own journal to help inspire new nature journalists.

Full cover for the "My Nature Journal" book in the works. Look for it at Amazon on Oct. 5.
Full cover for the “My Nature Journal” book in the works. Look for it at Amazon on Oct. 5.

And it’s past time for me to begin working on the October Wild Ozark newsletter. I’m a bit behind on that but should get it done within a week or so.

I’ll be at the market Tuesday if all goes as planned, with books and balms again. I hope to see you there!

About Wild Ozark
Wild Ozark is a nature farm. Mostly we grow rocks. I use those rocks and some of the herbs to make earth pigments and watercolor paints. We also grow native clay that I use for paint and various other things. And then there are the trees. We grow lots of trees. My husband uses some for his woodworking and some for our Burnt Kettle Shagbark Hickory Syrup, but for the most part they stand around creating good air, shade, & habitat for the ginseng nursery.

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About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. You can find my art on display and for sale at the Kingston Square Arts shop in Kingston, Arkansas. It's a tiny little town and a bit off the path to anywhere at all, but a wonderful ride out to a most beautiful part of our state. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making arts & crafty things, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.

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Madison Woods is a Nature Artist & Fantasy Author living in the wild Ozark hills of northwest Arkansas. She uses native rocks, clay, and botanicals to create works of art to capture the magic of nature. Her writing reflects her love of adventure in the rural outback.

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