Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sky Watch - Ouachita National Forest



( please click to enlarge photo)

I had the pleasure of accompanying my daughter and her husband on a brief trip to eastern Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. This photo was taken from a Scenic Overlook on Highway 259, where the Talimena Trail crosses from Arkansas into Oklahoma. This part of the country is really beautiful. Enlarging the photo permits you to see some of the color that is still left amidst all the evergreens.

Sky Watch was created by Dot, and expanded upon by Tom, who is retired. This weekly theme post is brought to you by our friends Klaus, Sandy, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Wren, and Louise. Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursdays to see sky photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.

23 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Lovely scenery. I love stopping at overlooks and spending time to not only stretch one's legs but to give the camera a bit of a work out too :), not that it's staying idle while we drive, oh no :)

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

What a beautiful view! I would love to visit this place. Happy SWF!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a wonderful view!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's just beautiful.

kayleen said...

lovely photo. thanks for sharing.

The Arthur Clan said...

What a beautiful place that you got to stop to take photos at. Lovely shot!

Faye Pekas said...

The trees frame the sky nicely.

Lilli & Nevada said...

this is a beautiful scenery i would enjoy looking at.

babooshka said...

It looks so clean and fresh. Lovely landscape.

Moannie said...

Those deep deep greens and blues and small browny/oranges. Lovely photo, thankyou.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i like the shot...enlarged it and was drawn into the massive view that goes on for miles and miles...pulls you into it.
thanks for sharing.

Suldog said...

That's a lovely vista. I can almost smell the fresh air from here.

crazy working mom said...

Hello from one Arkansan to another. This is a great shot. I did notice the color in the evergreens. Nicely done.

I'm looking at the sky here.

richies said...

I love the overlooks on that drive. This part of the world has beauty that will stand up anywhere.

An Arkie's Musings

Texas Travelers said...

Looks great, especially enlarged

Cheffie-Mom said...

Very beautiful and peaceful view!

Gretchen said...

So pretty! Happy SWF!

Country Girl said...

Hi, Pat. Glad I enlarged the photo because I can see that beautiful foliage through the trees. Lovely vantage point!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

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Snap said...

RIF!!!!!!!!

My gosh! What a small world blogging can be -- bringing together *old* book friends. I'll be checking in regularly. Thanks for dropping by.

Arija said...

Lovely atmospheric perspective in tose blue hills.

Jeannelle said...

Just beautiful, Pat! Yes, I did enlarge it to see the shadings of autumn color remaining in the valley, I would never have guessed Oklahoma could look like this! Shows you how much I know! Happy SkyWatching!

mirage2g said...

A lovely view! so refreshing and far away from gray skies...Happy weekend!