This photo was taken Friday evening from a vista along the Talimena Scenic Drive. Talimena Scenic Drive stretches across the very top of the Ouachita Mountains in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. It is a Scenic Byway offering 54 miles of spectacular views and incredible scenery as it makes it's way from Mena, Arkansas to Talihina, Oklahoma.
It was late enough that Venus was already visible. Look in the upper right hand corner of the photo. I didn't have my tripod with me, so I had to steady the camera on the car. I took a number of shots, but most of them were not sharp.
You can see Lake Wilhelmina shining in the lower portion of the photo. Lake Wilhelmina is a great fishing lake just a few miles from Mena.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.