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Kentucky Bass by Valory
Sunday, April 27, 2014 9:30PM

As many of you know, we hosted a Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce fishing media event here at Mockingbird Bay Resort, sponsored by Plano / Frabill, where Arkansas State Tourism invited a handful of awesome outdoor professional writers and pro staff to come to Norfork Lake and experience some stellar fishing, thanks to local guides, some out-of-state guides thanks to Rick Pierce of Bass Cat Boats and the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.  A good time was had by all!  Fishing was great!  Frank and Val got to go out on a couple of occasions and enjoy the lake as well.  It was a 4-day event topped off with a delicious fish fry and live music by the band Coyote Union.  Go to Mockingbird Bay Resort's Facebook page for more photos -- I'll be gradually posting more. By Loretta Zortman

Spring in the Ozarks
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:16PM

Finally, it is feeling and looking like Spring is here to stay!  The daffodils are up in full force.  The tulips are not out yet -- but their greens are about 5 inches tall...so it won't be long now.  I noticed yesterday that the redbuds have little pink buds forming, so they'll be next.  After the redbuds, the dogwoods pop -- and THAT is a sight to behold around here!  Gorgeousness!  :)  Hope it's warm wherever you are!  :)

Valentine's Day Watercolor Heart Quilt
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:07PM

Hi!  Just wanted to post a quick blurb about a new watercolor impressionist quilt that's rather Valentiney, would you say?It's my Butterscotch Watercolor Quilt, which is for sale on Etsy.

BRRRRRR!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:13AM

A bit chilly, I'd say!  Record cold temps across the region made for a very cold looking Norfork Lake. The wind whipped across the lake causing plumes of steam to waft high into the air like a giant boiling cauldron.  What a great day to read a book in front of a crackling fireplace!

Arkansas Ozark Fall Foliage 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 8:15AM

Fall foliage update:  Colors are definitely coming. They seem later than last year, in my opinion, by a week or so.  Reds are prominent in the undergrowth, with some dark reds/rust and muted yellows showing up in the trees.  Night temperatures continue to drop, so things should be poppin' here soon.

Ozark Fall Foliage Scenic Tour 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:02AM

Nature's canvas will be awash with autumn colors soon!  We'll be enjoying a beautiful mosaic of Ozark fall foliage in all the colors of autumn -- splashes of fiery red, orange, yellow, brown and gold!If you need help planning a fall foliage scenic getaway tour -- I'll be happy to help you. Enjoy some tranquility at Mockingbird Bay! 870-491-5151 (From the Archives -- Fall 2012) 

January Sunrise
Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:53AM

Beautiful! 

Ch-ch-ch Changes...
Saturday, January 07, 2012 8:53AM

Starting off the new year with a brand new blog format, platform and everything.  I'm rather excited, because this is going to take over as Mockingbird's "Official Resort Blog" --and since it is attached to our Mockingbird website, I'm hoping that SEO will be improved.  Plus, this new format allows for video posts (which my other blog didn't), and widgets are much easier now, too.  (But I've had my Day At The Bay blog going since 2009!  Hate to erase it...  Maybe I'll juggle both for awhile, if it doesn't get too weird.)  http://shredda77.wordpress.com/ 

Happy New Year 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012 8:48AM

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year!