A cluster of storms are currently sitting over Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. As I sit at my desk typing this blog rain is pouring down through dense dark low clouds, aka fog. Flood warnings are in place with a long term forecast going through Tuesday night.
My husband Rick and I dashed out for a hike the other day during a break in the storms. Beautiful rainbow clouds reappeared as we headed into the Forest on West Mountain, a perfect start to our adventure. They are always a awesome spectacle and I never tire of the view. As we hike up the Canyon Trail the clouds begin to get darker and I wonder if it might rain. In the low light the last of the autumn Leaves glow in lovely shades yellow red and orange. Each time I think a storm has taken all the glorious fall colors from the Trees the forest surprises me with another vibrant show of color.
Dark skies continue as we make our way across West Mountain,then back to the city. At each view point between the Trees the city is framed by blue gray skies. As we hike back down the Canyon Trail a young crow is calling out to it’s family. It’s cries/caws are a sad song, fortunately a few minutes later we hear a adult Crow answering back.
It was a wonderful break in the Forest…
Much Love to ALL!