Our World: Ozark Mountains

The view along Route 9 between Fairfield Bay, Arkansas and Mountain View, Arkansas. August 5, 2012. (Photo by Betsy).

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

When Betsy and I went to Arkansas earlier this month, we were shocked at the drought conditions in the state.  As we traveled from Memphis to Little Rock we saw many brown fields and lawns.  Even when we traveled north to Fairfield Bay, it was obvious that the state was very dry.

We left Fairfield Bay and headed toward Mountain View, Arkansas, along Highway 9.  We passed over many dry creeks, but then we rounded a bend and saw the scene above.

Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. August 5, 2012.

It was so beautiful  with the mountains, sky, clouds and green trees, that we both said “Stop!”.  So we pulled over to the side of the road and got these pictures of this part of the Ozark Mountains.  The Ozarks of Arkansas were definitely beautiful in spite of the drought.

18 Responses to “Our World: Ozark Mountains”

  1. Andrea Says:

    Yes they are beautiful George, i’ve just been to Betsy’s waterfalls and am so envious with the two of you. I wonder if you toss coins to decide who posts the waterfalls, or maybe alternately you do!

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    I don’t think the countryside as shown in the two photos looks all that bad.
    Ozack rings a bell with me – never been there, I refer to the Ozack Mountains, but wasn’t there in the 70’s/80’s a US airline called Ozack Airlines, I am sure I travelled with them on some part of my trips across the USA??? They were just a commuter like airline, not international or even nation wide for the USA.
    Interesting blog, as always George.
    Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

  3. Colin (HB) Says:

    I wasn’t going to bed until I sorted out my travel with Ozack Airlines,
    it was from St. Louis, Missouri back to Rochester, Minn.
    And that episode of my US travels in the 1980’s, is a very long story.
    Nothing like “jogging” the memory box eh?

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    do you know what the round buildings are in the photos? they look like an entrance to something. even enlarging i can’t really tell, but when the photo is enlarged they make a beautiful part of the photo

  5. The Incredible Woody Says:

    While I never want a hurricane to hit anyone, I can’t help but hope Isaac keeps to a western track to send some rain their way!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Wonderful captures of a beautiful place, George! I, too, hope they get some rain soon!! It’s even dry here in Seattle — no rain in over 30 days which is really unusual for this area! Lots of fires all over the state! Hope you have a great week!

  7. Ms. A Says:

    The lack of rain has sure taken it’s toll on so much of the beautiful scenery. It’s nice this scene was spared!

  8. maryBeth Says:

    Definitely beautiful alright. Drought is a terrible thing. we haven’t had any measurably rain since Mid July but not a drought yet. It is very damp and dewy in the mornings and the ground holds the moisture and it is not hot here. So we are thankful. MB.

  9. rhiebert Says:

    Gorgeous scene. I sure am glad you stopped so that now I have been able to enjoy the moment as well.

  10. Rajesh Says:

    In-spite of dry season you have managed to get very good shots. Here also it has been dry and it has just started raining at the end of season.

  11. ladyfi Says:

    What gorgeous scenery!

  12. indrani Says:

    Terrific scenic sights, but I do hope there are frequent rains and these sights become greener.

  13. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful photos, George! The views of the mountains is gorgeous. I do pray they get some much needed rain.

  14. Fun60 Says:

    Enjoyed the photos. Can’t imagine a drought at the moment as still clearing up from some flooding earlier in the week. What a world.

  15. Rose Says:

    I really hope people click and enlarge to see the true beauty of these shots. They are wonderful.

  16. dayphoto Says:

    Great post, George! The mountains look alive and full of ….adventure. I always wonder just What will I find, when I see mountains through a pass. 🙂


  17. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful magic scenery. I am greeting

  18. Sartenada Says:

    I love the scenery You presented here thru Your photos.

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