Arkansas Travellin’

March 18th, 2012

We are on a little trip through Arkansas for Spring Break.

I will write more on it later, but wanted to post a few pics because this state is too beautiful not to share.

These photos were all taken on a hike in the vicinity of the Buffalo River. My camera is not working very well and all of my photos have a strange blue cast, so I have edited them in various colors just for the fun of it. Otherwise, Arkansas would look like it is covered in a blue sadness that never goes away and trust me – it is not. It is a gorgeous state that happens to be bursting with spring color at this moment.

The forsythia is obscene.

And I haven’t yet taken a single photo of it because every time I pass a giant, glowing, bright yellow, Arkansas forsythia, I think – oh… well… there will be another one soon.

If I get home without a shot of this Arkansas forsythia, I am never going to forgive myself.

In the meantime – enjoy a bit of the cliffs overlooking the Buffalo!


  • Wow! I had no idea Arkansas looked like that. Cliffs and everything.

    Do you know how to change the white balance on your camera? A blue tint in outdoor pictures and yellow tint in indoor photos means the white balance hasn’t been set. It may be set to indoor (tungsten light) where the camera adds blue to balance the yellow tone of indoor light.

    • Rechelle:

      I will give it a try, but I think there is a bigger problem. The camera has several problems these days. It needs some service.

  • It’s a nice place to visit, but a little isolated for permanent residency. I live in Yellville which is near the east end of the river. If it weren’t for broadband, I’d have gone crazy ages ago. But it is very beautiful here. (Also, it’s a tricky place for us atheists as it’s a very, very religious and Conservative region.)

    • Rechelle:

      There are churches every fifteen yards. But your state is truly gorgeous.

  • Kathy from NJ:

    Pics 5, 6 & 7 give me a panic attack, 8 isn’t much better. Heights are not my friend. But it does look beautiful.

    • Rechelle:

      I was panicking the entire time, literally screaming at the boys to move back. MOVE BACK! GET THE HELL BACK! It was ridiculous. But they all survived… because of me.

  • Kelley:

    Wow, these picutres are gorgeous! I like the color effect, it gives them a dream-like quality. Enjoy your trip!

  • JenW:

    On the overhanging rock! Oh, my, goodness!!


  • Dorothy:

    My daughter lives 10 miles from Eureka Springs and it is beautiful there. But I asked her why the Baptist can’t get along. Seems there was a Baptist Church every mile. Wouldn’t you think they could all be friends and worship together? But apparently not.

  • km:

    I love that this country has so many beautiful places. It’s really amazing. I know nothing about Arkansas, aside from the Clintons :) Thanks for sharing.

  • JodiB:

    Hawksbill Crag! I’ve been wanting to visit that site since I moved to NW Arkansas about 5 years ago. Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures, Rechelle.

  • LucyJoy:

    Beautiful pictures, but YIKES! That overhanging rock picture! How did not not keep from wetting your pants?!