Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Best of Mt. Nebo, Arkansas


The advantage of having so many different pictures to go through after a week's vacation is that I can usually find some that I REALLY like. The disadvantage is the time that it takes to go through over 800 pictures, categorize them into separate folders, and then pick and choose favorites...

Today, I'm showing you eight of my favorite Mt. Nebo pictures. Above is my favorite sunset picture (taken on Feb 24). I took this picture standing on our back porch at the cabin. Below are more.





We hiked down to see the Mt. Nebo waterfall---and were not disappointed. This is just one of many great pictures --but I like this one because you can see all of the ice and icicles around the falls, in addition to the rocks and path BEHIND the falls. Obviously, we couldn't walk behind the falls this time since there was WAY too much ice.






There were lots of deer on the mountain---and they were almost 'people-friendly'... IF I had have had some corn with me, I think this one would have come all of the way up to the car!






We have many icicle pictures ---but this is one of my fav's... Looks like some of them are 'curly'.... ha






Here's another gorgeous view from our cabin---looking down into the valley (and beyond). We loved that blue-blue-blue sky!!!!






One of the many rock formations all over Mt. Nebo; That looks like King Nebo himself at the top... See him?????? He's smiling!!!






Have you ever seen a "Stick Bug"??????? WELL---let me tell you---they grow them pretty huge up here, don't you think?????? ha ha






Finally, we drove to Sunrise Point about 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, and look what we saw!!!! This sunrise was the beginning of a beautiful day!!!! You can see the reflections from the Arkansas River in this picture.

Hope you enjoyed eight of my favorite pictures from Mt. Nebo!!!! If you ever get a chance to visit there, we highly recommend it.

Hugs,

66 comments:

Cassie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Darla said...

These are just gorgeous Betsy!! Love the deer and the last photo...a lot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

If I ever get a chance, I'll certainly visit there!

The top sunset and the last picture on sunrise are cool! Also the view from your cabin is very scenic!

Thanks for sharing all these :D

marmee said...

what a beautiful place and view.
it looks like you had a wonderful time. i know exactly what it's like to look at 800 plus photos.
it is time consuming but i love every minute of it. i think i was meant to be a photographer.
you got some great captures on this trip...i see you are loving that new camera.
happy march.

Big Dude said...

Another set of beautiful shots

Valerie said...

It's hard to imagine heaven being better than the beauty you captured!

Isn't digital photography wonderful - no worries about cost and film with extra shots - you just delete and start over.

In the summer when I do the pictures for my youngest' baseball team, I usually shoot about 300 pictures per baseball game and then have to find the best 36 for their website. It's a lot of work - but I love it!

diane said...

Great shots, betsy. You are giving that new camera a good workout with good results. Love the sunset and sun rise. Great depth of field in the stick bug shot. They look like snakes mating. Looking forward to the next installment. My computer has died. I'm using the master's prized "Apple". We have to buy me a new one now that I've used up all his handmedowns.I would like an "Apple" laptop. Which model do you have or recommend?

Beth said...

Beautiful shots, Betsy! You're really adapting quickly to your new camera---well done. I especially love the sunrise over the river. And the "stick bugs" are really neat. Though I think they look like snakes---maybe two snake tourists looking at the view. (Sounds like something from "Far Side" doesn't it?):-)

Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us, Betsy!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Spectacular scenery! That sunrise picture is simply gorgeous.

Thank you for your leaving your comment on my blog post about Tucker. I'm following you now, so I will be back. I've seen your comments on other blogs that I follow.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Everyone of the photos are great captures. I think the blue, blue, sky is my favorite part. It is raining here at present. :)

Daisy said...

Wow! You got some really stunning photos, Betsy! Beautiful place. Very nice! :)

Lucy said...

Gorgeous!! And I like your header. I remember well the first signs of spring and those were usually the first. How I miss it.

amelia said...

Stunning, stunning pictures Betsy!! I have to keep going back to look again!! You really do find the most beautiful places.

Snap said...

Gorgeous and I love the redecorating! :D

Betsy said...

Stunning! Love the icicles!

Harriet said...

Love all the pictures, don't know how you could pick a favorite.

Harriet said...

Love all the pictures, don't know how you could pick a favorite.

Sandra said...

Love the sunrise and the sunset. the scenery is spectacular and your photos are so sharp and clear and bright I feel like I am there. the deer of course would be my favorite because i love all things animal. what a wonderful problem to have to go through 800 photos like these. I can relate, it is a job and time consuming but worth it all for sure.

Cedar ... said...

How brave you and George are to vacation where stick bugs grow to that size! Obviously that one likes the view, too! :) I think your sunrise pic is outstanding. I'd spend my whole time there in a chair out by the view. Wonderful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Outstanding photography my friend, you are just seeing wonderful views on your trip. Love the deer photo. King Nebo is smiling but I only see one eye. Did he have an accident?

Karin said...

Pretty scary about the size of the stick bugs they grow around there!!!! Gorgeous shots, every last one of them! Love the curly icicles, lol!

Have fun going through your pictures. I've got old albums I've always wanted to go through and use the photos in scrapbook projects - I just don't have the motivation - lazy bones that I am.

Blessings and have a great day! It's off to work I go!!!

Small City Scenes said...

All gorgeous pictures, Betsy. It would be so hard to pick just a few. Even out of the ones you posted It is hard to pick just one favorite. Sunrise point is exceptional though. thanks for sharing. MB

Sunny said...

What an enchanting area, I can understand why you like to go there. The scenery is breathtaking especially the sunrise and the deer are adorable.
Sunny :)

Susie said...

I'm really glad ya'll had a great time Betsy! I had a great time just looking at the pics.

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shots! That sunrise is breathtaking!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ok, I'm sold. It has reached the top of my bucket list. Think I will wait for Spring though and hope I can find a pet friendly cabin.
Loved the deer and especially that sunset. What wonderful views.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the sunset!!!
Oh, and the deer and the stick bug.
Did you name them?

steph said...

Amazing pictures! They look like postcards. Love the sunset and the stick snake.

DayPhoto said...

Great shoots once again. And I love your new header!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can see why these would e your favorites.Each one is gorgeous,and would look great hanging on a wall.I have to say,those new cameras are giving you awesome results.Isn't it fun to have a new toy? :)
Blessings,Ruth

Glenda said...

Absolutely amazing photos! What a beautiful place! It's hard to say which pic is my favorite; I like them all! But the "stick bug" really stands out in its uniqueness.

JKoenig said...

Looks like a beautiful place. Loved the deer!

Jen said...

click click click---I know it's easy to do!
You picked some great ones to show us--stunning views you had.

from my front porch... said...

I want to go there, Betsy!!

And the face on the deer looking at you...I just wanna kiss him!!

xo, misha

Cicero Sings said...

What a spot! Your pictures make one want to go there ... even if it is across the continent.

rghawki said...

Beautiful pictures! Love 'em!
That's funny about the 'stick bug' we call 'em 'stick dragons'.
I live in the Ozarks of Mo, not too far from Mt. Nebo. We're gonna have to go and check it out.
You take wonderful pictures.

Kay said...

Just beautiful. I would love to hike that area.

Ginny said...

Oh, Betsy, the sunset and sunrise are amazing! And the icicle I just love, especially the curly part. To me, the stick insect looks more like a king snake surveying his realm!! ALL the picturea are so good, I'm sure they would have been my favorites, as well! A real treat to see!!

Jayne said...

What a very beautiful place Betsy... and that sunrise...wow!

Diane AZ said...

It must have been hard to pick your favorites out of so many pictures. I love the sweet deer, the icicles, King Nebo rock and all the views. The sky sure was blue!

Jo said...

Betsy;) the views, the sunset and sunrise, the blue sky and the deer, are all breathtakingly beautiful. I love the rock formation, the waterfall and the icicles. Thanks for sharing your amazing vacation with us. (((Hugs))) Jo

Pedaling said...

sunrise
sunset
beautiful

Kay said...

Betsy,
When you looked at the hike I posted this morning (which was a hike I did back in Jan. 2009), did you also check out the hike I did yesterday? There were some early wildflowers out on that one.
Kay

Pam said...

Your photos are all stunning, Betsy. I couldn't pick a favorite if you paid me. Your new camera takes gorgeous photos.
But I got a big chuckle over your reference to the BIG stick bug photo.

Di said...

Wow! Betsy. Beautiful photos, view... wow!

Mary said...

Each one of these is beautiful! Definitely some great photos with that new camera. The icicles, the deer, the blue sky with King Nebo...all wonderful!

Becky said...

Great pics. Glad you are enjoying those cameras!

wncmountainliving said...

What a lovely spot. I can see why you love to visit there. we are up to six inches of snow and counting.

Dar said...

Thanks for taking us on your trip Betsy and George. What lovely sky shots and the 5 deer, the ice off the branch and the stick bug looks like a lizard...love them all...
BlessYa

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow, those are some gorgeous pictures. Out of all the pictures you took, I'm surprised you were able to narrow it down to eight! = )

Vera said...

Great Pictures!!!!!

Kat_RN said...

Wow, well worth the time to sort through for this batch of photos. The sunrise is my favorite. You are an awesome photographer.
Kat

Cheryl said...

They are all fantastic photos but I especially liked the icicles photo and the one of the deer. How beautiful the sunrise was, as well as the sunset. Your vacation spot makes me think of a little slice of heaven on earth!!

Leedra said...

Gorgeous photos...LOVE that sunrise. I have a softness for old trees, really like your photo of this one, looks like a lizard to me.

Been knitting instead of photographing...except the grandbabies. Can't keep posting grandbabies and knitting, so I just don't post at all.

Just came by for a quick visit, and really enjoyed it.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Spectacular !
What a beautiful waterfall, and those icicles are perfect.
The sunrise is breathtaking, another beautiful trip to place in your memory book...
Thank you for sharing Betsy..

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Betsy,

Well....we had beautiful heavy snow accumulated this morning and then it RAINED!!! Good grief...just ruined it...so it's shifted between more snow, sleet and rain all day.

Your photos are fabulous...love that icicle. :0)

Hugs,
Stephanie

The Retired One said...

I can see why these were your favorites..they are FABULOUS...ooooo that sunset and ooooo that sunrise...loved them all...you know ME and my love for these and ice formations...I look forward to each and every one of your other pix too....so glad you two had a great time!!!!

LV said...

Thank you Betsy for taking me along on your great trip to Arkansas. No doubt you live an area that is full of stunning beauty. All your pictures today are excellent. Also, you changed up your header and the color. I think it looks very pretty.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy, I can tell you love that new camera...your photos are positively wonderful...the deer photo...I can't describe how great it is...I am so excited for you!!!

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ love the deer ~ love the curly ice! Wonderful! How come the ice is all curly like that? Or is it the water running down it that makes it look that way ~ I can't tell. I've never seen that before.

So many wonderful things you saw on your trip Betsy ~ you are one lucky gal!

carolina nana said...

Your snow reached us this morning and poured down all day,yuck! Those are more awesome pictures. Have a blessed evening Marilyn

JOE TODD said...

Your whole post gives me hope that there are better days ahead and of couse I am jealous LOL.. Loved all the photos don't think I have a favorite. Waiting for more

Rose said...

Betsy! You are turning into a wonderful photographer! Love the sunset and sunrise pictures...and I love the one of the icicles. the one under the deer picture. I can't wait to see what else you have to show.

Rosidah Abidin said...

Beautiful picks! It must have been very difficult to choose your favorites. Have a wonderful week. Hugs and love :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Betsy your new camera took such wonderful, crystal clear photos! What fantastic colors and composition! I'm sure it was very hard to chose just a few photos to show here

Mt. Nebo looks like a beautiful place to visit!

SquirrelQueen said...

I too can understand why these are some of your favorites. The sunrise and sunset are both spectacular as are the mountain top views. I love the deer. The one in front is checking to see if you have any goodies. The sun is shining but the ice makes it look cold.