Southern Trip to the East (Southeast)

Submitted by Christi

We are so happy to have business to the East of us in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. Here are some pics form our recent early September trip to these lovely places.

The lake as we are leaving Mountain Home, Arkansas had a light fog over it.

Norfork Lake

Norfork Lake

As we pass through the small town of Ravenden, we see the Raven that watches over their city (a bit scary for my tastes, but to each his own!). I just think those eyes are kind of spooky.


Then on to the rice and soybean fields in the Delta of Arkansas. The fields had taken on some beautiful golden and green colors that just cried out for me to take a picture. Often as we pass through, we are treated to a fabulous show by the crop dusters dipping and lifting and soaring over the fields.

Rice field

rice field

soybean field

Just a beautiful drive through beautiful country!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Pecan Rice
Did you know that Arkansas is one of the largest producers of rice?

  • (7-ounce) package pecan rice
  • 3/4  cup  toasted chopped pecans

Prepare 1 (7-ounce) package pecan rice according to package directions. Stir in 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans. Prep: 5 min., Cook: 20 min.

Note: Konriko Wild Pecan Aromatic Rice from Louisiana is a great source for pecan rice. Look for it in your local supermarket, or order directly from

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5 Responses to “Southern Trip to the East (Southeast)”

  1. Cindy Davis Says:

    The first two photo would make stunning abstract paintings. the fog over the lake certainly invokes a moody feeling. thanks for sharing.

    just discovered your blog. can’t wait to read more. I just moved to Mt Home and feeling kind of out of it still.


  2. Nadine Young Says:

    Beautiful photos. I remember crossing the Lake on a car ferry in the fall when colors were at the height of their glory. A wonderful experience.

  3. Jean Says:

    Lovely photos of the early morning lake and the colors of the fields are reminding me of the coming fall – my favorite time of the year. Yes, the raven’s eyes are definitely spooky!


  4. Christi Says:

    Cindy, Welcome to Mountain Home! We’ll have to get together sometime and meet “in person”!

  5. Linda Says:

    That raven was a little creepy. I loved all the photos…the first one was incredible with the bright sun…I needed my sunglasses 🙂

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