Falls and Nirvana redux


Three Springs Falls

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After a hearty 2011 Thanksgiving meal at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas I answered the siren call of a waterfall site I had yet to explore. The target was “Three Springs Falls” in nearby Baxter County. With a full belly and thermos full of viscous coffee to ward off the after effects of the feast, I sallied forth through the hinterlands to find the falls.

Not far off the closest state highway, the falls are nestled in an unspoiled environment. The falls are 50 yards or so off the trail. After negotiating craggy rocks and a few wait-

Three Springs Falls

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a-minute vines, we find the falls and a substantially steep drop off. Suffice to say,  the distance to the bottom is far enough to make one exercise all due caution when approaching the edge to get a better angle.

This week, we are sending you back to our original November 2011 post to see what we found.  You can also find and see more of what we found on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com.

Joe Dempsey
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Gaylon and his mules


mule team and wagon

Click on the picture to see our original February 2009 post.

Back in February of 2009, I ran across a most congenial man, Gaylon Wilson. He was accompanied by his mules, Mattie and Ruth who were pulling his wagon.

Since this opportunity doesn’t fall in your lap every day, I asked if he would mind holding

Galon Wilson and his mules

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still for a few pictures and a friendly interrogation, the results of which would eventually be available for all on the world wide web. He allowed as how this would be just fine. He was a well-spring of mule and wagon information having had a working relationship with both from his childhood. That was a considerable time, since he was 73 at the time.

This week, I am sending you back to that original post where you can see and read the results of our visit. Still further information is available on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com.

Joe Dempsey
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Save the Saenger, still


Save the Saenger, it’s still not too late

The Saenger Theater Pine Bluff Arkansas

Click on the Saenger to see our original Weekly Grist post.

Back in September of 2011, we did a post that featured the old Saenger Theater in my home town of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It’s about the same as it was then, although some work has been done to stabilize the structure to slow down the relentless attacks of time and Mother Nature’s occasional fury.

This week, we are sending you to our original Saenger post to peruse the old house of entertainment — and a few of  it’s remarkable neighbors. You will see details of the aging theater’s exterior features among other things.

The Post Office Lunchery in Pine Bluff Arkansas

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You can see some of the of the colorful Saenger neighbors on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com. And even more of theater and its neighbors in our gallery featuring 31 pictures of old buildings — and the details that set them apart.

Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
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Back to spring


Look backward to spring

detail of dandelion bloom

Click on the dandelion to see our original March 2012 spring post and get a taste of spring.

Since we are currently experiencing polar winds and marrow-chilling temperatures, this week we are sending you back to our March 25, 2012 post to take a look at spring. Winter was weeks behind us and the vestiges of spring were abundant. It was not yet barefoot weather, but the time to shed shoes, if you are so inclined, was not far away.

The dandelion, featured in our post,  though scorned by many and a frequent target of chemical warfare, is a brilliantly constructed creation of Mother Nature and is a sure sign of spring. Right now a good reminder that spring is just a few weeks away is a good thing.

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For even more reassurance of impending spring pleasantness, take a look at the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com where this story started. You’ll see closeups of spring posies which will give you a pleasant reminder that relief for our current conditions is not far off.

Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

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