I am blessed to be able to live on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. Further east of here, the Appalachians rise like archangels. To the west, the Rockies reveal God-sized scale. Halfway between these two great mountain ranges, the Ozarks are grand on a human scale. I like that.Here the Buffalo River can be seen from the Goat Trail, accessible downstream from the Steel Creek put-in.
At this time of year, we have so much green that this creek looks green in the reflection.
Not only do we have glorious rugged landscapes, we’ve got a state full of wildlife. Just today I saw a harem of turkeys in a field a mile from our home. I didn’t have my camera with me, but you can see other Ozark wildlife but clicking here and scrolling down.
If you’ve never visited the Ozarks, consider it. These humble mountains have a beauty I can only begin to reveal here. Instead of inspiring you to contemplate the divine, they may just inspire you to contemplate humanity and yourself.
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