Today’s header image throws back to yesterday’s trip to Flippin — six whitetails at the base of The Mountain, six (or more) turkeys on the north side of the county road.
Damn, it took us a long time to get movin’ this mornin’. The new coffeemaker worked just fine, so that wasn’t the problem. Maybe it was the weather — gray and grim early, low 40s with a stiff wind out of the northwest.
Or maybe we were just feelin’ lazy.
We caffeinated ourselves into consciousness, grabbed showers, dumped tanks, gathered laundry and hit the road. First stop was the Marion County transfer station, followed by Miller Hardware for 30 pounds of propane and the Yellville post office for one piece of mail.
On our way east to Gassville, we pulled off US 62 at the scenic overlook above the White River. The view from that grassy, windswept bluff confirmed what we already knew — autumn is over. Almost all of the hardwoods are bare. Winter’s chill, such as it is in Ozarkansas, is right ’round the bend.
Deb and I didn’t take many photos today. We did a few chores, ran some errands and did a big pile of laundry. Funny how that can eat up a whole Tuesday.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.