Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic and we have little idea when all of the restrictions will be lifted, I try to get out once a week and photograph something. I get outside, get a little sunshine or rain, and get a little exercise. With a little good fortune I even manage a decent photo or two. We are blessed to live in Bentonville, Arkansas. That may only mean one thing to you and that would be the home of Walmart, but it is also home to a world class museum named Crystal Bridges. One lesser known attraction is Compton Gardens. Dr. Neil Compton was a local physician, writer, photographer, and lover of nature. Compton Gardens a seven acre site that includes the Compton Home that was designed by noted architect E. Fay Jones who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Being a naturalist Dr. Compton filled the site with plants native to the Ozarks. In recent years the house has been restored or repurposed into a meeting venue and the site has had a couple of trails added that serve as an entry point to the landscape around Crystal Bridges. A round trip walk to the museum site and back to the Compton Gardens parking lot is about a mile but the return trip is up hill. Still it is a marvelous site for capturing images of plants and flowers as well as being a prime location for portrait photo shoots. Last week I walked a very short portion of the trail and found these blooms.
This week is supposed to be cold and rainy, so I don’t know how much photography I will get to do but I’m sure that I will find a reason to get out and capture something. Have a blessed week. Stay home (kinda), stay safe, stay healthy.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
I didn’t have a good transition from Aww…some Monday into 4M so I just broke them apart and the theme this week is “Fools” either in the title or lyrics. After a brief search I found a song by one of my all time favorite artists and I just can’t pass up the chance to feature Dwight Yoakam performing King of Fools. Enjoy.