Sunday through Thursday, April 24-28, 2022—Back to Pickleball and another Adventure Awaits

Not much happened through this reporting period. I played hooky from church on Sunday, feeling kind of blah, but Kay did go and represent the family. We played bridge with Jim and Jackie in the evening, and Kay was the big winner.

Golf was washed out on Monday as our spring rains continued. This provided time to catch up on photo processing and blog writing. Tuesday was another washout for golf as the courses are really wet. 

Kay played golf on Wednesday, slogging along the fairways, but conditions yesterday allowed the Hot Springs Village pickleball courts to dry sufficiently for the Paddle Wheelers to play in the afternoon. Drinks and dinner at El Jimador followed.

Good photography conditions on Thursday provided for great visits to the Cooper Preserve and to Barren Forks Natural Area just outside the Hot Springs Village. A number first of season blooms greeted Dan and me, including this Lady’s Slipper.  

These other blooms “begged” to be photographed. 

And, the fern fronds were just too cute to be ignored.

Blue Stars, Shooting Stars, and Fire Pink are among my favorite blooms.

Even a couple of dragonflies landed just long enough for me to snap a picture.

Not to be outdone, a few butterflies “posed” for photographs.

I played pickleball on Thursday, and Kay and I both finished packing for our next big adventure…