Wind and Cold

Saturday turned out to be sunny, cold, and windy here in the Ozarks.  Jan and I decided to see if our friend Veneda would like to have lunch in Branson.  She lives between B-town and Arkansas.  She countered our proposal by inviting us to her home for lunch.  We agreed and brought the drinks and bread.

It is easier to buy bread than to bake it. Just my opinion…

Before heading on to her house, Jan wanted to shop a bit in Branson.  We were able to find a couple of shirts for the grandchildren.

The Tanger Outlet Mall in Branson

We had visited Veneda a while back and had ended up taking the long way home due to some wrong turns.  This time we made sure of the route to prevent another such event.

Following lunch (quiche, two types!) which was delicious, Veneda fixed coffee for Jan and herself while I took an extended walk in amongst the trees and along the shore of Table Rock Lake.

Coffee after lunch

Veneda’s home on the shores of Lake Table Rock

The trees and undergrowth are pretty thick just off the shore

I finally worked my way through the trees and reached this view

A beautiful scene, but the water is cold, believe me…

Current lake level is down about eight feet, which leaves much exposed

I have no idea what this tree is, but the berries sure are bright

After a while I headed back to the house

We stayed a bit longer and then headed home to do yard work.  The recent high winds had blown a number of more gum balls from off of our trees.  Time to rake them up, again.

Stay happy,



About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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3 Responses to Wind and Cold

  1. Sam Hoover says:

    The plant in question looks like bittersweet says my local botanist wife.

  2. Sam Hoover says:

    That wouldn’t have stopped me says my local botanist wife.

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