Friday, July 29, 2011

"Up to my eyeballs in an Ozark stream"

If I lived closer to a spring fed Ozark river, I'd be a fixture there. I'd find a four feet deep scour hole and stay there for hours at a time. Or I'd be like those women who sit in low slung plastic chairs all sprawled out in the water reading a paperback as paddlers go by. If I lived closer, I'd visit the river everyday.

The much needed weekend is here, and it includes a special occasion! July 30 is the date that Norton was named the state grape; Rolling Meadows Winery (near Warrenton) is having a weekend-long festival to celebrate. Visit a moist streambank where vegetation is still lush and green and make a toast to Norton!






5 comments:

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I'm hoping you can add a Subscribe Via Email box to your blog. Thank you!

Allison Vaughn said...

Gosh, I'll try to figure out how to do that. I know I have a followers gadget, and unfortunately I think it alerts people every time I make edits...which is frequently. I'll look into it. By the way, your blog is great, and I picked up some terrific garlic from Chert Hollow Farms at the farmer's market this morning! They have lots of different varieties.

Anonymous said...

"fixture in a four foot deep scour hole"...why aren't there more women who believe this?

Nickelplate said...

I love those hanging fern things that grow on wet bluffs. We have some on this little waterfall on out property.

Would you happen to know the name of the other plant that grows on the sides of wet rocks that looks like you can see each cell with its nucleus?

Allison Vaughn said...

The hanging ferns are a southern maidenhair fern, only found in Missouri in Jack's Fork/Current/Eleven Point country. Great fern, one of my favorites. I think the other plant you're talking about is a liverwort--it's like looking through a microscope when you see them clinging to a rock face. I don't know the species, but I could find out.
re: plans, At the Wilderness Lodge now. Boy, do they have a nice wine list for dinner.