Fun Friday continued

Besides my fun at Crystal Bridges with the outdoor sculptures, I also had wildflowers and happened upon a robin. I started at the overflow/shuttle parking lot to catch the Orchard Trail and it was the bluish cast of feathers in the mulch that caught my eye.

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American Robin

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American Robin

And a few wildflowers.

Wildflowers, Orchard Trail

Wildflowers, Orchard Trail

Wildflowers, Orchard Trail

Wildflowers, Orchard Trail

The hydration station encourages recycling.

Hydration station

Hydration station

Hydration Station recycle sign

Hydration Station recycle sign

It was such a beautiful day that I thought I would explore part of the Razorback Greenway in Bentonville. I was here a few weeks ago but didn’t have time to walk. There is a beautiful creek that runs along a good deal of the trail and then another secondary creek that looks like the result of flooding. At first I thought this was going to be a rather non-descript trail until I came across a sculpture and a field of poppies.

Poppy

Poppy

Mountain bike ramps w/poppies

Mountain bike ramps w/poppies

Mountain bike ramps w/poppies

Mountain bike ramps w/poppies

Here is PAC-Man, a sculpture of river boulders by Craig Gray, Florida, and the description. “Evoking the lore and imagery of the ‘Arkansas Traveler’ this work connects to local history and geography while providing a playful photo opportunity.” Doesn’t this just make you smile?

PAC-Man, 2014, river boulders

PAC-Man, 2014, river boulders, Craig Gray, Florida

PAC-Man, detail

PAC-Man, detail

There is a mountain bike trail all through here with interesting signs.

Seed Tick Shuffle sign

Seed Tick Shuffle sign

I tried to put in my soothing waterfall video but evidently it isn’t supported.  You’ll have to use your imagination. Till next time, be creative, enjoy the great weather if you have it, and be kind.

Creek waterfall

Creek waterfall

For more on The Arkansas Traveler:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arkansas_Traveler_(song)

And just as an aside. I’ve been keeping track of my steps daily, with the goal of 10,000 per day. I’ve finally figured out that means around four miles. Le sigh. So I better get going–we’re burning daylight.

 

 

 

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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