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One Community: June 2014

One Community Link UpI have not been doing well keeping up with my New Year’s resolution to blog more and take part in the One Community project (more details on what it is at the bottom of the post), but I’m jumping back on the wagon!  This month’s theme words were chosen by Kara. They are: road, float, sprinkler, oasis.


Clouds over highwayWe traveled to Florida at the beginning of this month.  On the way through Northeast Arkansas, we marveled at the cloud formations.


Seagrove Beach, FloridaMy daughter’s favorite thing to do at the beach was surfing the waves in the Gulf of Mexico.


Mammoth Springs State Park ArkansasOn our way home from the beach we stopped at Mammoth Spring State Park.  Mammoth Spring is the largest spring in the state of Arkansas. As the spring water flows over the dam and into the Spring River, it becomes the largest sprinkler I’ve ever seen – sprinkling 9 million gallons of water per hour!


Backyard square foot gardenThis is our back yard square foot garden.  The beach may be my once-in-a-while Oasis, but this is my every day Oasis.


One Community is a monthly photo project in which participants photograph their homes and communities with a theme in mind. The theme varies by month. The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide – and bring us all closer together in understanding through art.

The Rules:  Post one or more photos interpreting the words for the month, and add your blog post to the link-up.  Please include a link back to the link-up post on your One Community post, and take a look at some of the other links and comment on them.  After all, this is all about building community!

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10 Responses to "One Community: June 2014"

  1. Thanks for joining us this month! Mammoth Spring is definitely something I want to visit someday, especially since it really is pretty close. I love your oasis! I wish I had a bigger garden but I’m not very good with keeping up with the weeding and watering once I get it planted.

  2. Love your square foot garden. Good luck! Wish I had the space!

  3. Fawn says:

    Thank you! I asked for two raised beds – this is what my husband built me. I love it. Even just one four by four is fun, and if not that, then get a pot!

  4. Fawn says:

    It will be even closer to you soon! I’m not very good at gardening either, but I checked out the Square Foot Gardening book from the library a few years ago, and I am hooked. It’s a very easy method with very little weeding needed, and I bet you can get the kids to do the watering!

  5. Love Florida, just spent two weeks in Navarre Beach. Your daughter is a cutie. Mammoth Springs is amazing. I’ve only been there once. And I’m jealous of your beautiful garden. We have lots of deer and no fence. I’m not sure anything would survive their eating habits.

  6. What great pictures! And I agree with your daughter — surfing in the Gulf of Mexico is pretty wonderful. Also really enjoyed your interpretation of “sprinkler.” 🙂

  7. Katharine says:

    We love Mammoth Spring. What an amazing thing it is! Imagine being the one who discovered it!

  8. I grew up near Mammoth Springs! Love to take my kids there when we go home for a visit. Visiting from ARWB.

  9. Fawn says:

    Dorothy, my mom has a garden with no fence and lots of deer. She bought these things from Lowe’s called Deer Away or Deer Be Gone or something like that – little black boxes on the end of a stake that you stick in the garden. They really work!

  10. Thanks for the info. I just might give it a try.

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