Smoke & Foxtail

Photography Now & Then #21

Today’s photo: Smoke in the woods on an overcast day, January 21, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II)

Today’s photo1: Smoke in the woods on an overcast, rainy day,  January 21, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II)

Warm and humid today, it was over 60°F when we woke up. With the rains and cooler temperatures in recent weeks, all Arkansas county fire bans were lifted. Today was a good day, with the mist and rain, for burning brush piles – thus the smoke.

Photo Favorite: Foxtail Grass, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas, October 20, 2008 (Pentax K10D)

Photo Favorite2: Foxtail Grass, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas, October 20, 2008 (Pentax K10D)

Lake Fort Smith State Park – The State Park that Moved3

Located in a wooded valley in the Boston Mountains of the Arkansas Ozarks, the 260 acre Lake Fort Smith State Park reopened May 21, 2008 four miles north of its original location, which was closed in early January, 2002, as a park reborn. With totally new facilities, the parkhas 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, a group lodging facility, picnic sites, a pavilion, marina with rental boats, a double lane boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an 8,000 square foot visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a meeting/class room, a patio with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and a great view of the lake and mountains.  Activities for visitors include camping, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, boating, hiking and mountain biking.  The park borders lands of the Ozark National Forest.


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Now and Then.
  3. Lake Fort Smith State Park – The State Park that Moved – Haw Creek

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