It’s Finally Here!

Autumn…Fall…End of Summer…whatever you want to call it…it’s my favorite season of the year! It is nearly October first, and we have still had temps in the 90’s with plenty of humidity. It rained some yesterday but today is beautiful clear blue skies and sunshine with a high of 74. It makes it hard to get up at 4 a.m. to get ready for work where there are no windows, but such a beautiful surprise when I leave work and head home.

Soon it will be cool enough that the pesky bugs will hide from the cold, making hiking more pleasant 👍🏻

Happy Fall Season to everyone!🍂

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Hemmed in the Hollow

Hemmed in Hollow is a 5 mile trail in the Ponca Wilderness located near Compton, Arkansas. The Ozark Mountain Region.  The trail leads to a beautiful waterfall named Hemmed in Hollow Falls, listed as the tallest waterfalls between the Appalachians and the Rockies.

Their claim to fame is not the volume of water but the height from which the water descends.  The Falls seldom completely quit flowing.  Even in the dry Summer there is a bit of water coming down. (ozarkmountainregion.com)

The trail is a bit rugged and rated a 5 out of 5 diamond difficulty, and is not for the faint of heart.  It can be slippery with the damp moss, and the inclines are quite steep.  But it is worth it to see all of the beauty nature has to offer while making your way through this hike.  Plenty of water is a must if you go on a warm day, and your legs can feel plenty rubbery when you have finished.   Spring and Fall are beautiful times of year to visit this gem of a place.

Spontaneous or even planned road trips can be a lot of fun and a learning experience.

Stay tuned for my next adventure in Jackson Hole, WY.

Namaste ~

 

call it unconditional love

How great is that feeling when you come through the door and your canine buddy is there to greet you?  Tail wagging, practically crying with joy in seeing you again.  Whether it has been 5 minutes or 5 hours, it’s like you’ve been gone a lifetime to them, but they forgive so easily.

As for my canine buddy, Henry, he sits in a chair beside me whenever we eat a meal, if he gets worried that I am going to eat all of my food without letting him have a small bite, he will gently lay his head on my arm, without making a sound, and work his charm with his big warm brown eyes.

The joy he gets out of short ride in the pickup, even if it is just down the driveway, turn around and come back, you would think we just finished a week long road trip.  The house can be totally silent at night, or we can be watching a movie, or just reading a book, and there he is, right by my side, sawing logs, like he’s in the safest place in the world.

Watching him run through the leaves, chase a cat, smell his fur and feel his Mini Schnauzer hugs….call it unconditional love.

Namaste ~

 

 

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