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The Southern Deep Freeze AR Hwy 549 NW Arkansas

BRRRRR!

Mom it is cold outside!
The weather people say it should be warming up a bit this week but really going from below freezing to right above freezing doesn't really count for me.
Did you see the snow in Georgia & Florida?  Fruit is going to be pricey this year.
xoxo a.d.

Frozen Drops AR HWY 549 NW Arkansas

Embracing the cold I caved and pulled out my cold weather gear Mom
I was stir-crazy in the house and because I have the gear for this weather, there really is no reason for me to hunker down in the house any longer.
It is amazing how much more refreshed you feel with a breath of fresh air.
xoxo a.d.

Snowy Lane AR HWY 549 NW Arkansas

A Renewal
I got my wish Mom!
We had a bit of snow - and now a continuing arctic deep freeze.
It has been lovely, sitting around the fire with the family, reading, conversing and taking naps - for days and days and days.
Now with the New Year, we are rested and ready to take on the world.  Jilly bought me a travel map for Christmas, I need to decide what to scratch off next.
xoxo a.d. 

Secret Spring - Hwy 167 Overton Nevada

Finding water in the desert.

Hi Mom,
When we were out and about around Lake Mead, we found this spring.
While springs aren't really all that uncommon in the desert, to see one this "bubbly" isn't all that common.
We were glad we stopped to check it out.
xoxo a.d. 

Getting Over The Hump - Hwy C470 - Morrison CO

Guess what day it is.....
It seems to me Mom..........
........that all I have done lately is plan for something else.  
The couple of months have been all about preparing for some holiday, that we don't get to enjoy because we immediately start talking about what we are going to do for the next holiday.
I am going to spend today as today.  No future planning for me today.
What are your hump day plans?
xoxo a.d.

Guardians - Mouses Tank Rd - Overton NV

What you thought you saw isn't always what you saw.
Hi Mom
I am still playing around with my Valley of Fire pictures.  This picture is odd.
While hiking in Petroglyph Canyon we remember seeing, on a side valley, these huge sandstone faces looking at us threateningly.
So I took a picture of it.  Not only does nothing really look frightening, but it really doesn't look like faces overmuch either.
Reminded us of a road trip through Oregon where there were immense trees at three am but not at five pm the next day.
xoxo a.d.

Frilly - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

This almost looks like red lettuce...


Christmas shopping done! Mom
Christmas cards sent!  (you shouldn't get any complaints this year from those who didn't get their card until the New Year)
For a short blink, the weatherpersons talked about snow on Christmas. I was so excited. Now they aren't taking about snow anymore.
sigh
xoxo a.d.