This weekend was beautiful and the fall colors were exquisite. We made a trip to Little Missouri Falls to look at the fall scenery. The road out to Shady was lined with glorious colors. I'm not sure why, but the newest owner of the house my parents owned a number of years ago had made his yard look like a plane crash scene.
At the falls The Little Missouri River plunges through a cleavage creating a spectacular waterfall during periods of high water. Then it tumbles over a series of natural rock dams 2 to 4 feet high, intermixed with relatively quiet pools (natural swimming holes) it continues as a cascade for several hundred more yards. The falls are beautiful any time of the year, but they are particularly spectacular during the fall color season.
Sunday afternoon we traveled the Talimena Drive up Rich Mountain to Queen Wilhelmina State Park. The Talimena Drive stretches across the very top of the Ouachita Mountains in Eastern Arkansas and Western Oklahoma. Normally there are great views from the many vistas along the road, but as we drove up the mountain fog closed in around us. Visibility was very limited. We were disappointed because we were looking forward to seeing lots of color. As we turned on to County Road 100 and started down the side of the mountain we stopped to take photos in the fog.
A friend said, when seeing the pictures, “This is making lemonade out of lemons! I'd just complain because the fog kept me from seeing things not take advantage of it to make great photos".