However, to me, each year just seems to get better and better. AND---each year, Mother Nature provides lots of differences for us.. Some years, we have lots of rain or ice. Other years, it is very warm--or very cold... Some years the sky is prettier than other years, etc. etc. etc. You get the idea!!!!! It's the same yet different. I LOVE it no matter what.
This year --we visited from the 21st-26th of February. Except for one day, the weather was perfect (sunny and seasonably cold)... This year, the skies around us all day long put on a SHOW 'just' for us!!!! We saw three of the most beautiful sunsets that week that I can remember. My sky and sunset pictures from this year will be a blog post soon I hope.
We love hiking ---so we got to do some of that. AND---as you know, we love waterfalls --and enjoyed seeing several this year. There are three state parks fairly close together in that area of Arkansas. We stay at Mt. Nebo--but we always visit Petit Jean State Park and Mt. Magazine State Park during our stay... This year was no exception.
Today I will give you a few highlights of our stay at Mt. Nebo.... The picture above is of us sitting on the top of our picnic table on our back patio --enjoying the view of the valley below --and patiently waiting for the late afternoon sun to brighten up the area followed by a sunset... What an awesome setting!
|This is the back of our little cabin --with the late afternoon sun hitting the area.|
|Our fabulous wood-burning fireplace in the cabin which we enjoyed the entire week while there|
|They have had a very mild winter in Arkansas this year --so they definitely were having a very early spring! I love Daffodils...|
|Our favorite hike and waterfall of the week was at Petit Jean State Park, when we hiked to CEDAR FALLS. I hopefully will do an entire blog post on this area/hike soon. What a gorgeous waterfall!!!|
|We love seeing the deer when we go to Mt Nebo. This little lady was in a group of about four I think--but I chose this picture because she was posing nicely for me in the late afternoon sunlight.|
|Tuesday, the 23rd, was our rainy day--so on Wednesday, the 24th, we took off for Mt. Magazine. The high mountain cascades/waterfalls were really pretty this year. This beauty is Hardy Falls--on the road up toward Mt. Magazine.|
|This waterfall/cascade is near Hardy Falls --and its name is JESTICE CREEK Falls. Oh how these two people LOVE waterfalls--and each other...|
|Here's another picture of our cute little cabin on the mountain. What a wonderful view we have when we are there.|
Hope you enjoyed seeing more from our wonderful little vacation to Arkansas. As I said, there will be at least 3 more blog posts coming, featuring more from this gorgeous area. IF you ever get to Arkansas, check out Mt. Nebo... We LOVE it.