April 07, 2006


The storms pass through, and the green shows even more. The drab colors of death associated with winter are being forced back into hiding, as the new leaves begin to push their way into life. The hills are showing colorful swatches of green, with white and purple blossoms of dogwoods splattered across the scene. In the trees, the faux grapes of wisteria are hanging, dispensing their fragrance as the smell of decay from last year's leaves is driven away.

It's springtime, here in the massive meth lab known as Missouri/Arkansas... a very beautiful thing. Spring, that is... I've yet to see a meth lab. Not really in a hurry to, either. I can't understand why someone does a drug because they have nothing else to do, but all it does is keep them awake for longer periods of time with still nothing to do. Methodists... they're funny peeps. Perhaps I'm missing something...

Anyway, it's spring. Time for the wretched serpents to uncoil, and wait in hiding for unsuspecting drunkards. Time for the swarms of flies and chiggers to attack... by the time the flaming spiders return to the July skies, folks just won't want to be outside much... the early pleasures of spring not appealing anymore.

But, Hey... it's beautiful as hell right now. (That is... if hell were really beautiful.) I guess that's what matters...

Posted by That 1 Guy at April 7, 2006 11:33 PM

If you're in NW Arkansas, you should stop and see the town of Eureka Springs and nearby Beaver Lake. Also, try AQ Chicken in Springdale, for some down-home fried chicken.

Don't you know that Terre Haute, IN has the most meth labs in the country? At least Indiana is #1 at something.

Drive safe.

Posted by: Jerry at April 8, 2006 07:14 AM

Ohhhh pretty. There is just something about the dogwood in bloom and all that green pushin' it's way out. And the wisteria....very nice.

I can hardly wait for the bloomin' to start up here. Of course, I have a feelin' it could be a while. We got a high of 32 today.........

But I know it's comin'. I just know it.

Posted by: Tammi at April 8, 2006 07:20 AM

.. you're right man... this stuff is beautiful.. and by the time summer gets here, we'll all be hating life... melting in the heat....

Posted by: Eric at April 8, 2006 08:07 AM

Sounds fantastic! :)

Posted by: Richmond at April 8, 2006 08:08 AM

Glad you got to see the wisteria....but honestly dude, I hope you picked some and really smelled it.....


gorgeous stuff......

My daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinth....alll done now....

a few sickly looking azealeas remain.

already the iris, heavy with buds....

Spring is gorgeous....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 8, 2006 09:05 AM

My aunt lives in Seligman. NW Arkansas/Missouri is gorgeous. Pea Ridge, Eureka Springs. Yup- gorgeous area.

...and the AQ Chicken house is good, but the Monte Ne Chicken Inn is better.... in my opinion. It's why I go visit my aunt! (Hey, since I'm here, let's go to Monte Ne...) Works every time!

Posted by: Rave at April 8, 2006 11:35 PM

I'm (We) are about 6 miles north of Pea Ridge just across the Missouri line in the hill/mountain/ridge country.

I love Monte Ne Inn but the Backyard Barn out of Goshen is by far my favorite. Of course the lake is so low currently that if we go to Monte Ne, we can also get to go see the ampitheate built in the 1930's by WIlliam harvey. All made out of local stone and was buried when they made Beaver Lake. Now you can actually have lunch and sit on benches no one has touched in over 60 years.

Posted by: BloodSpite at April 9, 2006 11:17 AM

Sounds like a plan, BS...
I lived in Monte Ne for a while (Top of the hill and around the curve from the chicken house). I remember riding skates down the 'hill' and nearly taking my leg off...then hobbling over to the lake.
Back in the 70's the lake was low...I got to see the top of the pyramid and the ampitheatre...would love to again.

Posted by: Rave at April 9, 2006 03:12 PM

Is the ampitheatre at Monte Ne
still visible?

Posted by: Z Reeder at May 8, 2006 08:06 PM