~Early Spring in the Ozarks~








Our extra special company (2 daughters and 2 grandchildren) returned to St Louis around noon Sunday. During the afternoon, we took a drive around the lake. I took these photos of early Spring in the Ozarks.

The snow, predicted for areas of Missouri, didn’t materialize, here at the lake. After a few days of clouds and rain, the sun is a welcome sight!

J and I will be shopping for flooring, this week. We are also talking about a little antiquing day trip; two adventures that will surely lead to future decorating/design posts.

April 1st is the Grand Re-opening of Evergreen Manufacturing, in Osage Beach. I hope to stop by and see what Jason found at Market.

Visit Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality for information about Windows Live Writer; another option for composing blog posts. I’ve used WLW the past few posts and like the option.

Thanks to all who have visited the Back Porch over the past two years. The blog is my hobby and I enjoy it, very much. I am very appreciative to all my readers! I hope you all continue to visit and enjoy what is happening here.

***The blooming tree is a Redbud. The trees, shown in these photos, grow in wooded areas throughout Missouri as well as in yards and gardens. Moss is growing on the rocks.

~THE WINNER~There were 160 comments on the 300th post. I eliminated duplicate comments and those who did not want to be included in the drawing. The total for the drawing was 157. I used a random number generator to choose a number between 1 and 157. The number generated was 33. The recipient of the 300th post giveaway is Penny of Lavender Hill Studio and The Comforts of Home. Congratulations Penny! Please e-mail me with your address. I'll send the package next week, after our return home.

I added a link to this post, at Susan's, for Outdoor Wednesday. To see more outdoor posts, visit A Southern Day Dreamer.