About

IMG_6721 (594x1024) (2)I live in eastern Oklahoma along the border of Arkansas and along the edge of the Ouachita Mountains which I mountain bike and hike every chance I get. Usually at my side can be found my trusty companion Paco and my Canon DSLR camera. I hope to use this blog to record and display some of the sights we encounter along the way. Perhaps others might glean a bit of information as well about the area and trails in this area. So buckle down your helmet, grab your pack and camera and enjoy the ride!

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38 Responses to About

  1. Looks like you just started your blog. Congratulations! It is quite a journey that has connected me with people from all over the world. I’ve been at it for a year and a half. I hope you’ll enjoy the process as well.

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    • Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to finding and learning from others with far more experience in photography as I. It’s always fun embarking on a new endeavor and finding others with the same passions and interests. I look forward to more from you in the future and any advice and input you can throw at a fledgling photographer. 🙂 Stay safe!

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog ! You have amazing picture !! Especially the mushrooms 🙂 I look forward seeing more from you.

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    • Thanks! You do as well! I love your urban photography. Mine are mostly nature related because I spend most of my time hiking or biking but I do enjoy the different kinds of shots you get in a city environment. Keep up the great work and thanks for stopping in.

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      • Your mushroom pictures look so delicate, with a perfect light and softness. I repeat myself, it is gorgeous. I prefer nature related pictures, but I want to keep a memory of all my trips, including the city trips. But what I truly like are flowers and moss, and wild nature 😉

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  3. naturalred says:

    Thanks for the “like” and for visiting my blog. I plan to read more of yours and just maybe we can hike your area soon if we see something we like.

    Happy Trails:)

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    • Thanks for the visit! Hiking and mountain biking are passions of mine and I always enjoy reading and seeing pictures from others with like interests. Unfortunately this time of the year hiking is sometimes a trying experience with the heat and humidity. Give me a cold crisp day! A lot of nice hiking areas around here.. especially in the northwest Arkansas region. Stay say and hike on!

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  4. cattmoogle says:

    Got a lil shiver from some of the critter pics but still, they’re beautiful macro pictures! *follows*

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  5. jacquijay says:

    Smashing blog … so glad you found me, so I found you!

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  6. patmccloskey says:

    You are an excelent photographer. Thanks for visiting my blog and Iwill stay in touch with yours. Looks like a neat place to ride a mountain bike

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    • Thank you! As I get older (turn 50 this year) I find inspiration in people like yourself that are still pushing the edge and not slowing down or letting age determine what we will or won’t do. All I can say is keep on doing what you love and stay safe!

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  7. Andrew says:

    Some very fine photos here. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it very much.

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    • Thank you for stopping by! You have some very nice photos as well and I should take your approach to making more of an effort of identifying my subjects. I’ll try to better do that in the future. 🙂

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  8. Honestly love your blog – it is a lovely time out to visit with a coffee in hand and check out all your spectacular photos and quotes. Aaaahhhh…..

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  9. The Wren Den says:

    Just checked out your blog. I love your nature pics. Absolutely beautiful! You also live in gorgeous country. My husband and I plan to vacation near there next year. Thanks for visiting my blog and I’ll be following yours for sure!

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    • Thank you! Your blog has such a wonderful variety of subjects. I need to branch out of my comfort zone and include other subjects but nature is my first love. I’m inspired by photographers such as yourself because I get inspiration from what you see. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be sure to keep yours on speed dial. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  10. alfredsalmanac says:

    Love your work. I have nominated you for 2 blog awards. Please see my post :]

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    • I really appreciate the nominations and it’s nice to know that others enjoy my photos and words I choose to accompany them. For me it’s award enough knowing that you’ve liked what you see when you visit my blog. 🙂 You have a great week and keep on observing life as only you can. Stay safe!

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      • alfredsalmanac says:

        No problem as I understand. To be honest, I was reluctant to accept them myself. However, I did but I’m learning fast ;] Great blog you have here. Cheers :]

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  11. I envy you that you can take your dog with you. I’d wanted the same with my jack Russell but he just frightens off every animal or chases them. Good blog!

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    • Thanks! I have to say that if I take Paco with me I rarely get to shoot wildlife (squirrels, deer, etc.) because he does run around a lot and chases everything he sees. He doesn’t seem to care about butterflies or dragonflies so he’s good with those. So I occasionally leave him at home especially during the summer months where he tends to get too hot but now that the cooler weather is kicking in I’m sure I won’t be allowed out the door without him wanting to join me. 🙂 Glad you enjoy the blog and I hope you have a great weekend! Stay safe!

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  13. Swoosieque says:

    I heard there is so much beauty in the area where you live. I hope you continue sharing the beauty of your treks, here on you blog with us! 😀

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    • Thank you! Most people think of Oklahoma as being flatland but here in eastern Oklahoma at the foothills of the Ouachitas and the Ozark area nearby we have lots of things to explore. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and try to have a great week!

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  14. Rajiv says:

    You seem to have a very cool blog..

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  15. georgetteann says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! If you wish to participate, here are the details: http://georgetteann.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/liebster-award/. 🙂

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  16. dave says:

    I have visited the Ouachitas in different times of year and they are always beautiful. This is my first visit to your site and have certainly enjoyed it!

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    • Thanks for stopping by! I remember when I was in the Navy many years ago when I told them I was from Oklahoma all they envisioned was sweeping expanses of flat pastures and cows. Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas has some of the prettiest forests and terrain in the US.. it just doesn’t get as much publicity as a lot of others. Have a great week!

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  17. Hey, just wanted to stop by and say congratulations on how well your blog is doing. I would like to invite you to visit and check out my photos at coltonsviewpoint.wordpress.com. I would also like to extend an invitation to guest post on my blog as well. Best of wishes! –Colton

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    • I appreciate you stopping by and will definitely visit your page. As a fledgling photographer I love studying other peoples styles and viewpoints when it comes to photography. It really helps me try new things and to look at everything in the world from a different angle. Good luck and keep on shooting!

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  18. Sandra says:

    Sounds like fun!!!

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  19. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Fabulous. Happy new year. 🙂

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