This is one Mean Old Lady!

This is one Mean Old Lady!
Self-portrait: 'Quilter on Fire'

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Springs

Eureka Springs is named, not too surprisingly, for actual fresh-water springs that emerge from the rocky cliffs. We visited only a handful (those most accessible) and found each one unique.

Grotto Spring is in a small cave below ground level.

Sweet Spring reminds one of the "Flower in the Crannied Wall." If you have forgotten your English Literature, you can look it up. (It's short.)

Speaking of reading: the city's Carnegie Library was celebrating its centennial.

One of my fondest memories of my family's four years ('54 to '58) in Fort Smith (on Arkansas' western border) was the stately, sun-lit library (also a gift of Andrew Carnegie's generosity.) We went inside the Eureka Springs building, which does not disappoint; it's everything a library should be.

Nearby is Crescent Spring, with its gazebo and another riot of blooming shrubs and flowers to delight the eye.


  1. Beautiful stonework I imagine the stone is local. Thanks for the Tennyson!

  2. Some great shots of the beautiful stonework and architecture of Eureka Springs. Looks like pretty country.


Rose 'Crepuscular'

Asparagus bed--post harvest

Lake Conway Mutti und Kinder