Posted on November 6, 2011 by Joe
Descending White Oak Mountain, I happened across this break in the treeline just at the right time. Just after a down-hill hairpin curve, the scene sneaks up on you. It is late afternoon and the sun is just right.
Click on the tree to see more of White Oak Mountain
With fall foliage, timing is everything and changing leaves are no respecters of available weekend time for interlopers to observe these fickle leaves’ spectacular displays. However the Almighty was smiling my way on this trip. Initially, I doubted these favors as I grumbled to myself under an oppressive overcast. When the overhanging clouds dissolved the muted fall foliage sprang to life. Find out more and get in on the start of this story on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com. We’ll wait here while you check it out.
Though White Oak Mountain was my ultimate destination for the day, there were other photo-ops to see including a nice mountain stream. Though a bit dry due to our rain deficit, it was nonetheless a pleasant view. Lingering greens and early fall colors are nice.
I started the trip to White Oak Mountain in Heber Springs, Arkansas, which sits next to Greers Ferry Lake. The way to White Oak is via Arkansas Highway 16, one of the best scenic drives in the region. A pull-off area north of Greers Ferry (the town, not the lake), affords this view.
I took a stroll across Greers Ferry Dam to shoot down stream. This shot is from the east approach to the dam, looking west. Traffic is limited to one lane on part of the dam to accommodate maintenance.
“They” are performing maintenance on Greers Ferry Dam which necessitates sending traffic in one lane. Slower moving traffic afforded me the opprotunity to become a pedestrian on the dam side walk and shoot downstream, something you want to see but something at which you are are reluctant to take a glimpse while driving.
Looking down stream on the Little Red River from the top of Greers Ferry Dam.
And for my friends who say I don't give a dam, here one is: Greer's Ferry Dam, shot from the observation deck on the east side of the structure. John F. Kennedy dedicated the dam from this spot a week before he was assassinated.
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