Belle of Dirt

Missouri Ozarks mom, mover of earth, photographer, maker and plant enthusiast

Leave a comment

Just a quickie

No, I’m not dead.
LinnCreekFrozenI’m still in the throes of house remodeling and soon to be in house seeking mode. (I hope. Fingers crossed.)
I took a couple winter water shots today and thought I would share. This winter has been brutal compared to previous years, I’m a little afraid to see what plants didn’t survive the sustained cold. I suspect my crepe myrtle and Boston Ivy have both suffered. Although BOSTON Ivy should be used to long, cold winters, right? Ha. What’s in a name anyway?FrozenLake
I haven’t seen the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks frozen over on either side for years; this year it is actually frozen in Osage Beach and on the West Side. I have heard rumors of idiotic people who drove VW Bugs across the coves in winter when I was a child. I’ve never witnessed this personally. Even in the coves, I’m not sure I’d risk it. It does make for interesting photos though.
I’m hoping house business will be finished sometime this summer and I’ll have a fabulous new yard/garden to blog about and Pin away about.
The lake photo is from Old Hwy 5 at the bridge. The other I took of the creek in Linn Creek from a friend’s bridge.

Leave a comment

Dirt Happens

Last week our refrigerator quit. It was running along perfectly, got me through Easter weekend when all the family was here, then it just abruptly died. I suppose I should have been grateful it didn’t quit while I had $100 worth of Easter dinner inside, but living out of a cooler for several days is stressful regardless of the circumstances. This week, my mom is in the hospital. She’s doing fine and is supposed to be on her way home today.
The personal drama of the last couple weeks meant that I did next to nothing in the yard and therefore had nothing to blog about.
So I’m cheating and posting some photos for you that I’m sharing with my Pinterest followers. Some of them are of Ha Ha Tonka State Park, some are just general photos of the Lake of the Ozarks. The lake photos I took when I was still doing websites for other people and thought it would be a good idea to have at least a small cache of stock Lake Ozarks photography to show clients or use in sites. If you see any you’d like to pin for yourself, you can find my pin board at

Hurricane Deck Bridge
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Lake Ozark, Missouri
Near the Toll Bridge

Old Millstone at Ha Ha Tonka Springs
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Redbud trees over Ha Ha Tonka Springs
Lake of the Ozarks, MIssouri

Toll Bridge In Lake Ozark
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri