Susan Kelley

The Building of Little Sugar.

“I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free.” –Michaelangelo The geology where Bella Vista’s Little Sugar trail system is being carved out of the Ozark Mountains is not made of marble. It is most assuredly rock. The granite and rhyolite rock outcrops of the Ozarks are comparable to knobby rock islands in a weathered […]Read More

Fall in love with the Ozarks.

Lake Windsor, Bella Vista, AR Photo by Douglas Keck “Is not this a true autumn day?… …..The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay……if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George EliotThe Ozark Mountains is a 47,000 […]Read More

Tanyard Creek. Getting away is closer than you think.

Feeling Trapped. Let your stress float away with a long weekend in Bella Vista. Time to gather up the glossy brochures and tuck those ambitious plans for a trip to San Francisco and the fall grape crush and wine festival experience in Northern CA back in the drawer. It sounded like a good idea last […]Read More

House hunting in Bella Vista, AR

By John Craig—Where Sugar Creek empties into Lake Bella Vista, there is a stand of trees lining the shore that provides nesting sites for a community of  Wood Ducks, aka “Painted Ducks.” In the early morning, Wood Ducks can be heard calling out to their mates as they move out to favorite areas to feed […]Read More

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