Life in the Ozarks

Heber Springs ©2015 Larry Waterman. All rights reserved.

Heber Springs ©2015 Larry Waterman. All rights reserved.

“Weather in the Ozarks is notoriously unpredictable.”

~Ozark native Sylvia Bridger in Deadly Ties

Whatever the weather, there are many gifted photographers  in Arkansas who trek the wilds and capture the beauty of our region. Take a moment to enjoy this breathtaking slideshow of spring photographs taken by Todd Sadowski:

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Perhaps the most well known photographer in the Ozarks is Tim Ernst; you can find his work on his website and on Facebook (and frequently shared on my Facebook author page, too).  If you’re in the area, be sure to visit his gallery’s Open House on July 19th. (Note: the gallery is located deep in the Buffalo River Wilderness, so plan ahead!) And if you can’t make it to his gallery, you can order prints, canvas works, guidebooks, maps, and more online!

Photo © by Tim Ernst. Early Spring with Hawksbill Crag and The Milky Way, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas.

©  Tim Ernst. Early Spring with Hawksbill Crag and The Milky Way, Ozark National Forest, AR

Tim Ernst Gallery (photo copyright Tim Ernst) http://www.timernst.com/canvasgallery.html

Tim Ernst Gallery (photo copyright Tim Ernst) http://www.timernst.com/canvasgallery.html

Steve Creek is another gifted photographer working in the region. The photo of the elk is just one example of his work, which has been published in National Geographic and The Smithsonian, and can be found in books and other print media around the world. Visit his online gallery and browse through a terrific collection of nature and wildlife photos.  Prints are available for sale!

Steve Creek, Photographer All rights reserved

Steve Creek, Photographer All rights reserved

If you’re coming to the Ozarks, be sure to check out the Eureka Springs Visitor’s Blog. You’ll find great information about special events, art shows, music festivals, get-away adventures, and much, much more in this charming village which has been called “Little Switzerland.” Steep hillsides, winding narrow streets, unique shops–Eureka Springs has it all. Take a tour of the village and you’ll discover some beautiful, unusual, and downright quirky architecture. Here’s a great example, courtesy of Arkansas photographer Ronda West:

Eureka Springs by Ronda West (all rights reserved)

Eureka Springs by Ronda West (all rights reserved)

Here’s an awesome fact:  the Arkansas Ozarks are included in National Geographic’s fantastic book Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Spectacular Trips. See trip details here: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/ozarks-arkansas-road-trip/

Ozarks Road Trip Photograph by Peter Essick (All rights Reserved)

Ozarks Road Trip Photograph by Peter Essick (All rights Reserved)

For more information about all the great things to do in the Ozarks, be sure to visit the Arkansas Department of Tourism for dates and details.

 

Page update 6/7/2014: we’re enjoying spring weather right now, with thoughts of an icy winter fading into memory. For those who might have missed it, here’s a snapshot of the season we were glad to leave behind:

Winter Storm 2013

Winter Storm 2013-2014 Season

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