The Rock Wall

Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:25 am

Adrian came home for the first time since she and Cain got married. Davis, Kimball and I picked her up at the Branson Airport Friday. Her flight from Austin was scheduled to land at 12:45 p.m. and it did according to the computer screen which said, “At gate” for maybe 30 minutes before we saw the plane touch down.

She rode up and back with Candy Coburn who remembered performing in El Dorado Springs. The guitar case was a dead giveaway when they got off the plane.

We thought about going to Monett to a Cajun restaurant but opted for the short drive to the Nearly Famous in Springfield where we have dined for years. The food was as wonderful as we all remembered.

When we got home, Adrian’s cat, Bella, remembered her. Bella

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    The Rock Wall

    In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.

    Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.

    I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.

    The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.

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