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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Waterfalls at Mt. Magazine (Arkansas)


While we were on vacation in Arkansas, we saw a total of 10 waterfalls with 5 of them new. That makes our total now at 306 different waterfalls. It's hard to believe that we've seen that many different waterfalls (many of them several times) since 2001. One of our days in Arkansas was spent at Mt. Magazine State Park (west of Mt. Nebo). At Mt. Magazine, there are six wet-weather falls. We've seen all of them a few times---but this time, there was more water coming over the falls than we've ever seen (due to all of the recent rains). We were SO excited. Here are pictures of four of these falls. Above is Jestice Creek Falls. Below are more of them. Be sure and click on the pictures to see them larger.







This is a close-up shot of Jestice Creek Falls.







This is one of my favorite waterfalls, Hardy Falls. This waterfall cascades all the way down the mountain--and is just so pretty to see.







Can you see George? He loves to climb around to get all kinds of different pictures.







This is one of the close-up pictures that George took while climbing around Hardy Falls. I love this picture showing the rocks, moss, lichens, etc. Neat, huh?





A close-up view of the bottom of Hardy Falls





This is Jestice Creek Cascades. Both Hardy Falls and Jestice Creek Falls flow under the road and then connect and flow on down the mountain. Note where they connect at the top of the picture. This is a beautiful cascade but it was hard to get good pictures due to the trees/brush.





Another picture of Jestice Creek Falls --as it flows down the mountain







The fourth waterfall is named High Falls. This was a brand new waterfall for us!!!!







Here's one last picture of High Falls!!! Hope you enjoyed visiting our waterfalls with us!


By the way, yesterday George and I celebrated our 93rd MONTH-aversary. We celebrated (like we do every month) by going out to dinner. When you get married at our age, you have to celebrate the months as well as the years!!!!! ha


Hugs,

49 comments:

Shellmo said...

I loved those Hardy Falls! You got some wonderful shots! I think you & george could write a waterfall travel guide complete with photos!! :-)
Congrats on your 93 month anniversary! Will you have cake??

Shelley

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Very nice shots of the falls. George really blended into the trees until the photo was enlarged.

Kallen305 said...

I always look forward to your waterfall pictures. So pretty!

Mildred said...

The waterfall pictures are so pretty - I can almost "hear" them. I especially love the moss on the rocks. Happy anniversary to you two - any excuse for ice cream and cake, huh???

Darla said...

Just beautiful Betsy! Why don't you create a Waterfall Magazine with a little info on each fall? Our weekend was busy and fun thanks for asking. We went to see Jeff Dunham and the Guitar Guy Friday night. Birthday shopping on Saturday and then birthday party on Sunday after Church!!

Tina said...

Betsy,
What an array of water fall pictures you have collected. Have you ever enlarged a fav and used it as deco in your new home?? I have a friend who took one of those wide angle (throw away) cameras you could buy at any store, he took several pics at their fav place in the Arcadia mtns in Maine and then enlarged his fav. pic. It was rectangualr in shape and was gorgeous!

So great that you guys celebrate your mos together. You certainly have started and kept many neat traditions within your honeymoon yrs!!

Judy said...

I had a hard time finding George there for a minute! Happy Anniversary to you both. I understand about the months at our age. The waterfalls are all just beautiful.

Susie said...

Beautiful falls Betsy. I bet it is really pretty when everything is green.

Congrats on your 93rd month. Can't blame you for celebrating months. I think that is a wonderful thing to do.

Smilingsal said...

I understand your fascination for waterfalls; they're beutiful.

The Whites said...

Beautiful shots! Waterfalls are so calming.

It's great that you celebrate monthly!

Blessings,
Mandy

TheWritersPorch said...

Those waterfalls are gorgeous, I've been to Mt. Magazine. Am I confused or is that where the Car Museum is or is it Petie Jean?
Carol

Cedar ... said...

Betsy, have you and George thought about putting together a photography book on waterfalls? You have so many lovely shots and little comments about each one. I'll bet it would fly!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I love the waterfalls! My parents used to own a vacation house in Sapphire Valley, NC.... and there were some gorgeous waterfalls through the woods (a nice little walk) called "The Narrows".... way back in the 80's, it was all but a Secret Waterfall. (Probably commercialized by now... who knows....) I have such wonderful memories of it. Just beautiful.

And I LOVE that you and George celebrate your anniversary each month - that is so sweet!

Peggy said...

Happy Month-iversay! I so enjoy visiting your blog and looking at the photos. Makes me feel closer to my mountain home.

NCmountainwoman said...

Happy Anniversary!

I loved the waterfall pictures. Finding George was almost as hard as finding Waldo.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy 93 months...not sure why kind of gift is given at that milestone. :)
You guys are too cute.
I also find Hardy Falls to be my favorite. well today anyway.

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shots!

I love that you celebrate month-aversaries - I think we all should!

I celebrate 1/2 birthdays!

Pigeon said...

Aw, happy aniversary! I love your waterfall pictures. They are very beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple.Every day of a happy marriage is worth celebrating.The water fall pictures are great.I especially like how you can see the movement n the water.
Blessings,Ruth

Diane C. said...

Jestice Creek Falls and Hardy Falls are so pretty and look like stair steps to me. Happy 93rd monthiversary to you and George! It's wonderful that you both like visiting waterfalls.

Cicero Sings said...

You are the celebratingest twosome! D and I should take lessons.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love the waterfall and the bird pictures...keep up the good work...I'm enjoying every pic you take...

Deborah Godin said...

Always - I always enjoy your falls!! They all look like they sound as good as they look, too.

Janie said...

I think celebrating every month is a great idea. Happy monthaversary!
What beautiful waterfalls. I, too, think the moss and lichen add so much to their beauty.

Diane said...

Monthaversary sounds great to me. I'll use whatever excuse I can to go out for dinner. Pretty waterfall pictures.

Elenka said...

Such wonderful waterfall shots!! What a great track record...smart enough to keep track of them!

Tricia said...

Beautiful waterfalls! & 93 months - Ya'll are on your way!!!

Hugs & Blessings to the both of you!!!

Rose said...

Oh, these are lovely...George was disguised real good. I honestly wonder if you had not mentioned him being in the photo if I would have seen him.

My favorite is the one above him...at least from your pictures. But I like them all!

Leedra said...

George is right in line with the tree behind him. I had to enlarge to find him. He is like the wildlife blending in. Love the photos of the waterfalls.

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great waterfall photos, Betsy! I like waterfalls too so maybe I should talk my husband into searching them out all around Ontario. It sounds like a wonderful hobby to me. ;-)

lola said...

Love the pics of all the waterfalls. This is a great way for me to see them. I sure wish I could hike to some to them.
Congrats on your 93 months. Love that idea. Good for you & George.

Femin Susan said...

Gorgeous shots of the falls.

Tootie said...

Betsy, I really enjoy looking at your waterfall photos. I had to enlarge the photo before I found George. :-)

Those flickers you wrote about are sure pretty birds. I haven't seen them before.

Quite an educational visit. :-)

Bird Girl said...

306 waterfalls - wow - I wonder how many there are in the USA...or in the world?? You just might see them all at the rate you and George are going! I could barely see George in that shot - funny! Some very nice pics there, Betsy!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It has been a beautiful day here today. You were surrounded by so much beauty. >>HUGS...m..

Van said...

Am on my way to Arkansas! Maybe I'll get to see some waterfalls.

Tricia said...

Hehehe The waterfall in my photo was shot at Shaw's Garden, so it was man made!
I can't wait to get back up there & take some more photos, especially now that spring is here!

Stacey Huston said...

Very nice places that you have photographed Bettsy. thanks for sharing them with us..

karin said...

What a special thing to celebrate your monthaversary! God bless you two! Yours is a special story of love and romance! What a treasure! Love your waterfalls - almost missed George in the woods. I can't believe how beautiful the falls flow from the top of the mountain. Simply gorgeous!

Photojenni said...

Betsy you are old as you feel, and the way you guys stay on the go you must be very young. I like the picture..Can you see George? You should do that more often. I enjoy seeing your fun journeys from pictures. Post some with both of you in them if possible.
Pj

Lori said...

You and George are just too cute! I love the positive energy on your blog...your beautiful photos...and your youthful heart. Beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful waterfal pics. Don't you find yourselves feeling very lucky? I do.
Congrats on #93---BTW my Mother will be 93 years old on the 2nd of April. I will send her a waterfall. MB

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's waterfall heaven!!! Great photos, and interesting to see trees still bare.

Naturegirl said...

Betsy! Great series of waterfalls that you discovered!It is so rewarding when you hike and come upon such a prize!

Natural Moments said...

Always flowing and changing the world as we know it into something never ever seen before.

How many day-aversaries is that? :)

This Country Girl said...

So sweet that you two are celebrating the months! And what a grand total of waterfalls...quite an accomplishment! The falls flowing down the mountain are just gorgeous!

We almost went to Mt. Nebo Monday. I looked everything up online and most definitely looked for cabin #60! We decided to wait because Colt couldn't go....but hopefully in the not-too-distant-future!

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us....you romantic couple you!

Tammy

Mary said...

What a lot of waterfalls! I can't think of any around here to intice you to see....we are too flat on this side of the state. However, over on the east side along the Ohio there should be a lot...Clifty Falls for one.

Daisy said...

Very nice---I can almost hear the sound of the water. :D

Bliss said...

I love the sound of that falling water and I'm wondering...why you two don't take a short video and let us see it here? Do you video at those waterfalls?
Your Smokey Mtn. posts always make me homesick :) Did you see my Aunt Mahalia?