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
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! :)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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!
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.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
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)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Wishing everybody a Happy New Year!