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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.