ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why I Love Springtime in Arkansas

Updated on May 11, 2015

I am truly blessed

I am blessed to live in Western Arkansas. I am convinced that it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Let me show you why this is never more true than in the spring.

Coming back to life

The landscape comes to life as the browns and grays of winter are replaced by countless shades of green. The gentle hillsides look as if an emerald carpet has been rolled out for a visiting dignitary.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Polk County, ArkansasPolk County Arkansas
Polk County, Arkansas
Polk County, Arkansas | Source
Polk County Arkansas
Polk County Arkansas | Source

Flowers return to share their splendor. Some are quite showy. Others are more modest but no less beautiful.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source

You feel good, The air is warm. The sky is blue-at least until the next Spring shower. All the signs point to the fact that it is far to nice a day to stay cooped up indoors.

My sister and I came across this sign as we were out for a drive. I don't who it belongs to but I had to get a picture because of the name.
My sister and I came across this sign as we were out for a drive. I don't who it belongs to but I had to get a picture because of the name. | Source

Out of hibernation

Animals of all kinds, their bones weary from the long hard winter, bask in the warmth of the sun.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source

Reminders of the Past

Everywhere you turn there are reminders of a simpler time, an era long gone but not yet forgotten. The sight of an old barn or even an abandoned car can make you feel nostalgic.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source

This may be the age of technology; however, it seems that time has stood still in your corner of the world. The town seems to have changed little in last 100 years.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Hatfield, ArkansasHatfield, Arkansas
Hatfield, Arkansas
Hatfield, Arkansas | Source
Hatfield, Arkansas
Hatfield, Arkansas | Source

Even a now forsaken store front that once housed your uncle's grocery store takes you back to your childhood. You remember with fondness the times you went there with your Mother. You chuckle recalling how your uncle used to tease you by slipping little plastic birds into your purse which would only be discovered later as if they had magically appeared.


Former site of Foley's Grocery in Hatfield, Arkansas.
Former site of Foley's Grocery in Hatfield, Arkansas. | Source

As you enjoy the beauty of a perfect spring morning you are mindful that it is fleeting. Even now, there is much work to be done as farmers gather hay for the coming winter.


Polk County, Arkansas
Polk County, Arkansas | Source

Polk County, Arkansas

© 2015 Vicki Holder

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)