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Playing Outside - NW Arkansas

According to the Weather Channel.......

I am going to be outside today, Mom, all day - 
Today is supposed to be the one sunny day until sometime in May. 
Going to stock my vitamin D.
xoxo a.d.

Spring Pools - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

We are back to swimming.

King of the Cardinals - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

Long live the King!
I believe this is the winner Mom - 
Spring is definitely in the air and birds have been battling it out.  I was a bit shocked by how forceful the birds are - this guy especially.
He has been standing his ground for sometime and I think that he is now the lord over my back yard.
I actually saw (because I had been keeping an eye on this guy) a female cardinal for the first time.  They may not be as brilliant, but they are still quite lovely birds.
xoxo a.d. elliott

Anemone 2018 - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

A favorite color combination of mine. Hi there Mom!
Still playing with the flowers, enjoying the early blooms and starting to thaw out from a cold winter.
This is a favorite color combination of mine, purple and yellow.  Underrated in the palettes of many.
Ziggy stepped on these, broke a petal, but otherwise they sprang back up unsmooshed.
xoxo a.d.

Crocus - Spring 2018 - NW Arkansas

Rainy day entertainment.
Hi Mom!
It has been a tad chilly outside, so I have been catching up on studio work.
I think I am going to make a print of this one.
Nature makes the best art.
xoxo a.d.

Signs of Spring - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

Who's excited?
I am so excited for Spring Mom - 
Flowers are blooming, birds are everywhere, the air smells so clean and new.
I have more seeds on the way, I hope to have the hill filled with flowers.
xoxo a.d.

Something from Hitchcock - Hwy 549 - NW Arkansas

The scary side of Spring:
This is how I know for sure Spring has truly begun Mom -
the vultures are back.  
Every Spring I get a committee of vultures that begin to trickle into the trees, one at a time, until there are so many they are breaking branches.
Then they move on.
They are unnerving, I am always concerned that they are waiting for something in particular, or if they are just chilling.
#Hitchcock; #Nightmares; #Spring
xoxo a.d.

Cooper Drug - State St - Augustus KS

Going downtown.
Spring stopped here Mom......
Seriously, it was beautiful and then it got cold and frosty.  I am still feeling "springy" so I am scouring the archives for visions of springs past...
Like this one, from the historic downtown of Augustus KS.  Fun place to stop on the way to Wichita.
xoxo a.d.

First Leaves Hwy 549 NW Arkansas

It isn't just about flowers.
After finding the crocus Mom,
I started searching around for more signs of Spring.
Leaf buds are beginning.
I am so excited!!!
xoxo a.d.

First Flower Hwy 549 NW Arkansas

Spring is here!
I am so excited Mom!
Spring is here, the first flower of the year is starting to bloom in my flower bed.
I love the crocus!  I love spring!   
I love the sun!
xoxo a.d.

Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium - Hwy 116 - Booneville AR

Historic Art Deco Architecture.

So guess what else is in Booneville Mom?
The historic Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.  This is the Nyberg building, the main hospital, which stopped treating patients in the 1970's.
We had read that this was a museum, but it wasn't open when we came and we couldn't find any information about tours, so I don't think that information is current.
While a gorgeous building that is on the historical register, I rather think it was haunted, if not, certainly eerie.
The rest of the grounds were put to other uses.
xoxo a.d.

Batman in Booneville - S. Broadway - Booneville AR

Superheros can be found anywhere.
Last year driving to the  Hot Springs Spa  Mom,
We saw a turn off for the town Booneville - I always meant to get back there and find out what was in the "boonies" and I found Batman.
It was awesome.  We now know where the Dark Knight goes for vacation. 
(he was really nice)
xoxo a.d.

Cavern Hwy 549 NW Arkansas

An underground river.