Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fun In The Ozarks!

We took a trip to the Ozarks to see family.... It was fun and beautiful.....

So much fun in the creek which is spring fed.... and cold.....


The swings over the creek were appealing... as was dragging their feet in the water.... 

This guy was flying all over and didn't land for long... I was glad to get this picture of him......

There were some bridges over the creek.... so pretty.
Following the creek back to the source took us into the woods... where there was mainly filtered sunlight.... it was nice after the heat of the bright sun....

It was cooler and pretty in there... 

Such beauty that God has made....


The hills and sunlit meadows just seemed to invite exploring....

Old structures in the woods...













 Rushing water..... has its own kind of beauty.... and the green plants just help to emphasize it....


























Exploring is fun....













 Feet in the creek was a big hit. :)
  A beautiful area of the country.... a joy to be there........... a blessing to see family......... and when time to go home came.... that was fun also... we always enjoy going home.... and taking wonderful memories with us. :) 



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60 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so beautiful!
    Pretty dragonfly;)

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    1. Thank you... it was even more beautiful in person and I was so glad to be there w/ my family. :)

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  2. Love these pictures! especially the second from the last :) I recognize those feet! Lol. Lots of fun memory's! <3

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    1. Thank you..... they are fun memories. :)

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  3. You have such a lovely blog! Thanks for sharing on my link-up party!
    God bless,
    Chris
    somuchathome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you..... appreciate your visit.... and your link up party. :)

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  4. What beautiful photos! I have never been to the Ozarks but I would love too! Thank you for sharing your trip with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! You took us on your journey for a few minutes and I enjoyed it very much :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and going on our "journey" with us. :) So nice to have you!

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  5. What lovely memories for your family this summer! Our children love mountain creeks and have MANY memories of playing in the cool mountain water of the Smokies. Enjoyed your pictures today.

    Blessings,

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    1. There are so many wonderful way to make memories with and for our children.... the mountain waters of the Smokies sound WONDERFUL. :) Thank you for looking through my pictures. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Join us again today: www.thesustainablecouple.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting.... I will plan to return to your link up. :)

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  7. Your photographs are breathtaking. What fun memories. Makes me want to go outside but it's thundering here. ~Pamela

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    1. Thank you.....and thank you for visiting.... we do enjoy the memories. :)

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    1. Thank you.... it is so beautiful there. :)

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  9. Awesome photos, especially with the feet in the cool water, I love to do this. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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    1. That water was COLD! It was a spring fed creek... brrr... it felt good and also was cold. :) We sure enjoyed our time there. :)

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  10. Great shots! I love that beautiful dragonfly.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/island-welcome-labadee-haiti.html

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    1. Thank you...so many rich colors and interesting things to photograph..different things than in the city. :)

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  11. Oh my, that Dragonfly is stunning! They are such fascinating creatures :)

    What a delightful time you and your sweet family had. Everything is so lush and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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    1. They are such beautiful colors. :) It was very nice... and so fun to see different scenery. :)

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    1. Thank you... lots of subjects to choose from there. :)

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  13. Awww theses are wonderful, makes my blood pressure go down. The feet remind me of younger years when we would camp by streams and wander in the water.

    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls ww this week!!
    Hope you enjoy your day!
    Karren

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    1. That's fun that these bring back memories for you and are relaxing. :) We sure enjoyed it. Thank you for the great blog party.

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  14. Oh, that water looks so inviting! Makes me feel about 10 degrees cooler! ;0D

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    1. Fun. :) I can't remember what the temperature of that water is but it is very cool... chilled the feet quite quickly, but felt so refreshing. :)

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  15. What fun and what incredible photography.

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  16. Oh so beautiful and lovely. What a memory.

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    1. It really was a beautiful time.... so fun laughing together. :)

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  17. Beautiful! Love your images and I would love to visit the Ozarks! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. They are a beautiful place to visit... although I am glad that we don't actually live there. :) There is no place like home. Thank you for visiting.

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  18. Oh my! What gorgeous photos!
    I live in SW Missouri.
    Where did you go?
    It looks dreamy!

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    1. We were down near Camdenton, Mo.... we visited the New Tribes campus... and it is beautiful there. :) Thank you for your visit and comment... it was so nice to have you.

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    2. It's gorgeous! Is the New Tribes campus an Indian campus or a church ministry campus? Is it open to the public?
      Blessings,
      Laura

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    3. It is the campus... for students... not sure if it is open to the public or not, but if you call them, they would probably let you visit. They don't have signs up restricting access, so it may be fine to just go. It is a beautiful campus on the shores of part of the lake. :) We have been there many times to visit family... and now family lives close to there, so it is a favorite place to go when there... if we have the time. :)

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  19. I have never heard of the Ozarks before (thank you google :-) ). It seems like a great area and your photos do it justice.

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    1. Thank you... it really is a beautiful area and we enjoy going there to visit family... and I am always on the lookout for good photo-ops... we see lots there. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  20. Reminds me of growing up in East Tennessee. Lovely.

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    1. I would imagine it would be similar to Tennessee... although I haven't spent much time in Tenn. It is beautiful. :)

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  21. Your day looks like it was incredible! Such a wonderful way to spend a day!

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    1. Yes, it was... and so nice to have made those great memories with the family in such a lovely place. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  22. Lovely words and pictures. I especially like the river shots. #WordlessWednesday

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    1. Thank you.... it was a fun day and so glad we have the pictures of the day. :)

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  23. Beautiful photos! Now I want some summer weather. :)

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    1. Thank you.... summer weather will be nice, but with already getting up to 80 degrees in April... we may be in for a hot one! Thank you for visiting. :)

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  24. Looks like a great time! My husband grew up in northwest Arkansas and tells me stories about he and his brother playing out in the woods. :) Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. It was wonderful... that creek is spring fed and it was COLD! Refreshing on a hot day though. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  25. Thanks for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, I shared your post.

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    1. Thank you for the party... and for sharing the post. :)

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  26. Beautiful pictures. I spent many a summer as a 4 and 5 year old in the Ozarks with my grandparents so seeing these....brought back such good memories.

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    1. Memories are so precious... glad you have good ones and that these revived them. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  27. Gorgeous photos! Looks like a very nice trip. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you... it was a wonderful trip. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  28. I love the way you have framed your photos and they are so simple yet very beautiful showing the handiwork of the Master artist.
    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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    1. Thank you for that specific comment... the master artist is amazing and there is so much to learn from Him. :) Thank you for visiting... and for the blog party.

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  29. Looks like it was a beautiful trip. I especially am impressed you managed to get a shot of the dragonfly. Not an easy thing to do.

    thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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    1. It really was... I did work on getting that dragonfly! They tend to dart quite quickly... fun to have that pic. Thank you for visiting. :)

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