Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

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.

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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.

21 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. You are a whiz with your camera and I’m always thankful when you get out and take some shots.

    Love the video. Lots of songs about fools out there today.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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  2. Great photos. I’m glad you are at least getting outside, as long as you distance from others. What a mess! I worry about Arkansas’ governor leaving your state open. Although overall Arkansas cases are low, it can quickly spread so be safe! Furthermore, my neighboring state of Tennessee is shut down and there are a lot of cases along the Arkansas bordering city. They use our hospitals, which has our mayor very angry at your governor and concerned! Our numbers suggest that we can handle Tennessee illnesses, but Arkansas, with your nonchalant governor, could throw us over the edge.

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  3. The macro shots of the blooms are beautiful! We’re staying close to home even on the weekend. I see too many people on our local news doing dumb things and we know how awful it to try to grocery shop. Sadly the pandemic hasn’t stopped people from continuing to crowd up against you to literally climbing over you to get something. That is if you let them. We resist letting them do that by asking them to wait to allow us to move first but we’ve always done that. It’s amazing the crazy stuff people do without a thought. Anyway, I’m happy that you find time to get out to enjoy the outdoors, hopefully in peace with people at least 6 feet from you. 🙂 It’s great having you on the 4M dance floor today. Have a blessed, safe, and healthy week, my friend!

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    1. There are a couple of stores in the area that we can manage relatively well because the people traffic isn’t overwhelming. Places that I visit for photography are usually void of humans. I almost always find myself alone.

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  4. Love the tune you have selected for today! Great job! I haven’t heard that one in like forever. How are you & yours doing today? Fine I hope. Your pictures are beautiful. Sir, I think you have missed your calling. You really should’ve been a photographer! Absolutely lovely! Stay healthy. Stay Safe & STAY HOME!

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  5. Dwight Yoakan is marvellous…great choise and not foolish at all 😀 Thank you for the mewsic and the beautiful pictures of the flowers😺Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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  6. Gorgeous macro photos. When my husband and I visited Crystal Bridges in August of 2013, I think we accidentally found some of that Compton Gardens trail. Not sure how developed it was back then. We weren’t even sure if we were on private property we shouldn’t have been on. In the late August heat (it was near 100 degrees-Arkansas was having a heat wave then) there wasn’t much blooming, as I recall. I’ve wanted to go back in the spring. Not this year, obviously; New York is shut down until at least May 15. Your song, of course, was new to me but had a very pleasant sound to it.

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