A Couple of Photos from Today: Mossy Oak Limbs and Our Dirt Road

I find certain trees are just as beautiful in winter as they are the rest of the year. This old tree with her mossy oak limbs is one of my favorite photo subjects.

Mossy Oak Limbs

The mossy oak limbs of Gloria.

Our Dirt Road

Here’s another photo from today, of the dirt road we live down. I love the curves and hills.Our county road is full of curves and hills.

There was an eagle at the first Felkins creek bridge today, but as soon as I got close enough to get a photo, it flew away and circled back over the trees. So no pic of the eagle.

Making a Quick Trip to Town

In an unusually disciplined effort, I continued driving to my destination and didn’t stop again. Time was of the essence for this jaunt and I just didn’t look around much on my way in or out.

If I had, then I would have seen more things to stop for and that would have definitely slowed me down. I knew when I left the house that I’d only stop for one spectacular shot. Since the eagle didn’t give me a good opportunity, I thought the road itself was the next best thing.

The mossy oak limbs looked pretty this morning as the sun came up over the hill, so I took that one this morning from the porch before I left for running errands.

Ordinarily when I bring the camera with me down the road, I stop a lot.

Christmas is getting close and I’m still not quite finished with the gifts. Mostly, I just need to wrap and label them.

It Wasn’t Really Quick, Just Quicker than Usual

That’s why I tried to make a quick(er) trip with the errands. The nearest town, not counting Kingston, is about 45 minutes away, so it’s never a truly quick trip, ha.

Time is passing so fast these days it seems like the entire week is gone before I know it. Now a whole year is almost gone. I’ve been working on focusing my efforts, taking some of the irons out of the fire.

But it seems the only iron that manages to stay out is the one labeled “housekeeping”. It’s the only one I need to add back in there a little more often!

Merry Christmas!

I probably won’t make another post until after the holidays, so I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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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