A Favorite Thing

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate

In the classic movie “The Sound of Music” Julie Andrews sings the oft-parodied "My Favorite Things". Personally, “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens” don’t find a place on my list, but what I do identify with is the simplicity of the things named. We seem to strive for the grandiose, but it’s usually the simple things in life that bring us real joy.

One of “my favorite things” is a nearly daily occurrence on the Little Red River. It’s the river mist, a fog that forms almost daily throughout much of the year in the early morning and late afternoon.

Little Red River mist

A simple thing, I know, but it’s beautiful. Sitting in the mist while you’re trout fishing, you sometimes can’t see more than a few feet past the end of the boat.

The Old Testament speaks of a dense cloud that would appear in the Temple, a visual representation of the presence of God...  Maybe that’s why I feel a little closer to Him on the river…


Sunrise on the Little Red River

Comments (5)

Rachel Gilliam
Crye-Leike Realtors - Bartlett, TN

Now that is beautiful! My folks have a house on Greer Ferry Lake in which we visit often. Simply amazing!

May 25, 2010 06:54 AM
Patti Baggett
Crye Leike Realtors - Memphis, TN

I have really enjoyed reading your blog & viewing the pictures. I have a lakehouse in Greers Ferry & love to come & enjoy the lake.

May 28, 2010 06:47 AM
Dana McGary
Crye-Leike Champion Real Estate Group, Searcy, Arkansas - Searcy, AR
Realtor - White County, Arkansas

Beautiful pictures of the River Mist.  I am fortunate enough to live just a few miles from the "LIttle Red" at Pangburn.  It's like a "special effect" but it is real, and really nice.

Oct 02, 2010 10:26 AM
Paula Stills
Elite Realty - Rogers, AR
Full time Real Estate, Ready when you are!

Good morning Boyd, your pics are beautiful I can see why you would have a peaceful feeling on the river.  Make it a great day.

Nov 14, 2010 12:07 AM
Mary Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Bentonville, AR

Good Morning Boyd,

Great pictures,  I hope you find time to come back and play in the Rain.  Have a great day!


Sep 22, 2011 03:15 AM