Lake Barnett, White County, Arkansas
I had a wonderful time this afternoon! I threw caution (about gasoline consumption) to the winds and hit the road. My trip was only a relatively short jaunt away from my regular stomping grounds, but something I haven't done for quite some time. My friend Barbara, always game for an mini-adventure, accompanied me. She rode shotgun; I was on a photographic mission.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm enrolled in a Basic Photography course at a local camera shop. We have homework every week for which we are to use something we've learned in the most recent class. This week (the class meets Thursday evening) we are to submit a photograph of 'Nature;' no buildings or people included. Since I've not had my chosen photograph critiqued as yet, that one is not included here. I'm still on the short end of the learning curve and have a great deal to learn, but I had fun taking the photos I'm sharing here.
This afternoon, we wandered down several roads that I've never before driven over, all within about 50 miles northeast of my home. Following is a small selection of the photos I took this afternoon.
A gnarled tree.
Not much color, but an interesting shape, I thought.
Immediately across the road from the gnarled tree was a meadow
backed by a colorful hillside. Still a lot of green, but getting there!
Geese swimming on Lake Barnett.
Fall colors reflected on the water
at the far end of the lake.
(The photo at the beginning of this post was taken at the nearest lake access point. The lake itself covers about three miles. More information about this little jewel can be found by clicking the link under the first photo.)
Dried grasses and colorful plants, dappled with light.
I captured a beautiful sunset, too, but I'm saving that photo for this week's Sky Watch.
I came home with lifted spirits after viewing some hitherto unseen, and very beautiful, parts of my home state, well worth the quarter-tank of gas I burned.
I hope your day was lovely, too.