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A Note From the Road: From the Garden - Fine Print, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Dear Henry, I have always associated 'mum's with funerals, so they aren't my favorite flower.
They were also the last flowers I got from Fish.
Years ago, Fish sent me a bouquet, that closely resembled a funeral arrangement.  Attached to this was a card on which Fish had written: "To symbolize our relationship".
I spent the entire day trying to figure out the meaning behind the whole ordeal.
As it turns out, he ordered roses but, at the bottom of the order, was the caveat: "Substitutions May Be Made".
The fine print will get you every time.
I still don't know what the florist was thinking when he/she made that particular substitution.
Fish won't buy flowers anymore, not after that.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: From the Garden - Leaves Turning - Bella Vista, Arkansas

Dear Henry,

I wandered outside this morning and noticed the leaves were just starting to turn.

It is a chilly rainy day too.

And, officially, it is Fall.

Happy Equinox!

xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Colorado - Aspen and Pine, Berthoud Pass, Colorado

Fall is tomorrow  Henry!

Time to bring out the pumpkin pie and cornbread.  Oooh and chili! 
 Fall for me is also apple season.  My grandmother made an apple pie to die for, and in the Autumn she used the apples from her tree.  It wasn't a sweet apple pie, but it wasn't one of the granny smith ones either. 
 I miss that pie.  It was something that made fall "fall" (well that and her popcorn balls).
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Colorado - Henry - Idaho Springs, CO

Dear Friends,

One of the most common questions I get is "Who is Henry?"  This, my friends is he.  Henry is a favorite tree and my muse.  He lives near Idaho Springs, Colorado.   I need to take a road trip to see him again soon.

xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: From the Garden - White Rose - Bella Vista, Arkansas

Dear Henry,

I believe this is my first photo of a white rose in macro. I have come to realize that white really accentuates the appearance of dust, particularly when magnified.  The processing was worth it though, I love how the shot turned out.

xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Cascades at Pinion Hollow - Bella Vista, Arkansas

Dear Henry:
I do love the rock in the Ozarks.  The stratification is so thin in some places that it looks fragile.  The rocks also allow moss to grow incredibly well, so they are quite slippery.  Luckily, the water is pretty warm.
Speaking of the water, the color of the water in the Ozarks is another thing I love, it has an almost purplish tinge when captured with long exposure.  

xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Pinion Hollow, Bella Vista, Arkansas

We went on a short hike this weekend Henry:
Staying close to home, we just ran over to Lake Ann and Pinion Hollow.   Below the dam, where the water runs out of the spillway, there is a waterfall/set of cascades.
The rocks are wonderfully mossy and have begun to catch the first of the fall leaves.  The landscape is quite "hobbity".
I stayed there quite a while and played in the water.  I think I got some great pictures.
xoxo a.d.