Spring Leaves on Arkansas Trees

The oak trees have burst out with a fresh set of pale leaves that are quickly turning dark green, as they continue to grow.  The forest is filling in with the deciduous trees blooming and merging with the evergreens.  Both types of trees, and wildflowers too, have been pollinating and the air is still filled with fine yellow-green dust.  It’s a busy time of year with a rapidly changing environment.

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Eeyore’s Birthday Party 2012

Body Painted Spring Eeyore’s

Is it a pagan ritual?  Is it Mardis Gras?  What is this flamboyant, sexy vibe thing happening in the park?  Why are all these people in costumes dancing around drum circles?  It looks like a dang hippy party!  What’s that?, oh, it is a hippy party.

There’s always several drum circles and scantly clad or nude girls dancing about.  Most are dressed or painted as forest nymphs.  These must be the characters that have the best chance of cheering up Eeyore!  Without them, the energy wouldn’t make it to the level that makes this celebration so unique. Continue reading Eeyore’s Birthday Party 2012