Photo Taken in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Car

I'm driving so much for my new job that I needed to make a decision about a car.  I was standing out front looking at my beloved New Beetle Sport the other day and I knew that if I kept driving 340 miles a day six days a week in it that it would be gone by summer.  My New Beetle is the same car from this post.  It's been babied and I've only driven it every once a week or two.  I worked from home for a few years, so it was only used when I'd run from the lake to town.  I liked that lifestyle, but now I have a new one.

One of the people I work with has a Prius and when he trained me for his route, I got to see the inside of one and experience it for the entire trip.  I was sold.  I couldn't stop thinking about that car.

Not only do I need a car that can take a lot of miles and Toyotas are famous for that, but I need a car that gets amazing gas mileage and a hybrid is the perfect answer.

It was a big decision, but it already has over 1,000 miles on it and I love it!  It reminds me of a Buick I had a few years back.  It has that similar luxury feel and I forgot how much I liked that.

I love my job too!  It is so fantastic.  I deliver from pharmacies to nursing homes.  It is a seamless part of my life and that is so important in a job.  I've never been fond (who is?) of the dread of going to work when you don't want to.  It's a wonderful independent contractor position and I'm very grateful for it.

Since I took that picture of Ozark Cafe I've been up to Jasper several times now.  I enjoy driving around the town square to leave town and go down Scenic Highway 7 back to the Little Rock area.  The Prius handles the Ozarks like a dream.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

First Flowers of Spring 2013 at Crooked Pine

Wow!  Flowers have bloomed!  It sure does it early around here.  These are the first flowers of spring in the woods right next to my house.

The first and last shots are mine and the close-ups are my friend's.  He's a talented photographer and has a very good camera.  It's always interesting to get different perspectives and two different photographers can provide that.

(That reference in the title to Crooked Pine is where I live.  The actual crooked pine is on my property and I'll take a nice picture of it later and post it.)

Happy Flowery Days!