Archive for April, 2017

Dyess Colony in Dyess, Arkansas is a history lesson on the Great Depression.  Add to it the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and you have an International Tourism Destination.

I’ve been here once before but was happy to go back.  Last week, the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission had our regular monthly meeting in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge, Dyess and Wilson … all cities in Eastern Arkansas.  What a treat to visit fast growing Jonesboro, Tudor style Wilson, Beatles travel stop Walnut Ridge and Historic Dyess where Johnny Cash grew up.  My first picture tells the Dyess Colony story…


The serendipitous part of the Colony for Arkansas Tourism is the completely restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Below are a few pictures of the home, our Commission … and even, a picture of Commissioner Mike Mills holding his old Johnny Cash Albums.




Above, Director Kane Webb and Commissioner David Bazzell broadcast live on 103.7

Above … miscellaneous shots of the commission meeting and the Cash Home.

Below, we got a sneak peak at the new Hampson Archeological Museum State Park which displays some of the finest artifacts dating 1400-1600. 


Below a shot of the interior of the new museum …DSC09375

In closing, I must say … this Eastern part of Arkansas is a hidden treasure not to be missed. I have only shared a minuscule sampling of what makes this a true destination for all.

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Spring Close Up…

One cannot help enjoying the beauty of Spring … the azaleas, the roses, the red buds, the dogwoods, fruit trees, etc. etc.etc.  Like most everyone else, I love this time of year when fresh new green emerges providing an artist’s palette for a kleidoscope of colorful Spring Flowers.  Even more than the awesome panorama, I particularly enjoy the details as seen thru the eye of a macro lens.  Below are a few of my recent shots … the rose being my favorite.  Enjoy!!








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