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    I moved to Arkansas when I retired at the end of last March. I had been in Florida for 25 years and needed a change, it was getting way too overpopulated and the roads were so crowded it was no fun driving any more.
    I have been visiting the Ozark mountain area since 1976 and love it so I decided this is where I wanted to be. Property prices were another incentive houses here cost 20% of what the do in Florida.
    The first pics are Heinz investigating the first snow he has ever seen, first I have seen in 25 years. The bird on the feeder is a Cardinal, we get a good selection of birds here.


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    Yes you sent me one of her poems a while ago. There are a lot of artistic/creative/musical people around here. I often wonder if it is because there is still prohibition here, lack of booze might be the reason.
    People from the Uk think I'm kidding when I tell them that 75% of this state is dry. But it is what the people want, they voted for it to be that way. The upside is that it is a relatively crime free area.
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    This area has a lot of rivers, five flow through the county I live in, so it is a very picturesque area. This is a picture of the riverfront park about a mile from where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Yes you sent me one of her poems a while ago. There are a lot of artistic/creative/musical people around here. I often wonder if it is because there is still prohibition here, lack of booze might be the reason.
    People from the Uk think I'm kidding when I tell them that 75% of this state is dry. But it is what the people want, they voted for it to be that way. The upside is that it is a relatively crime free area.
    Maybe that's why my friend left Arkansas!!! No, seriously, she is not a big drinker. I also know she is worried about the crime in the Richmond area, so you might be better off where you are, Shy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I love those red cardinals. Can't get enough of them.
    I prefer the Blue Jay myself, a very beautiful bird yet hardy enough to tough out the brutal Canadian winter. A very distinctive bird not like the "red" Cardinal a hybrid that looks to be a cross between a parrot and a grossbill.
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    We get a lot of Bluejays too, I agree, very pretty. I think they might be aggressive though because I never see another bird on the feeder when a Bluejay is there. I've seen a few around recently but not as many as in the summer.
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