February Skies for Queen Wilhelmina (clouds winter mountains sky trees ). Photo by ArkyMark
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February Skies for Queen Wilhelmina

Uploaded by: ArkyMark

Monday February 27, 2012

Mena, AR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Late-February changes taking place in the sky over Arkansas's Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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9. got2dogs
6:58 AM GMT on March 02, 2012
thanks for the interesting commentary and for a gorgeous AC!! congrats!
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8. ArkyMark
1:33 PM GMT on March 01, 2012
@delver - and others who are curious :
"Queen Wilhelmina" is the name of an Arkansas State Park on Rich Mountain near the Oklahoma border - where this shot was taken. In the late 1800's a lodge was built atop the mountain, and the text quoted below is from the QWSP website :

"The luxurious hostelry of Victorian splendor was constructed of native stone and timber at a cost of $100,000. The building was illuminated by carbide lights and made for a glorious site as carriages topped Rich Mountain from the train stop at the base of mountain's north side. Thirty-five guest rooms graced the second floor, with at least four "water closets" to serve their guests. Maids and cooks were housed on the third floor. And, the glorious first floor was used as a place to socialize. Especially beautiful was the dining room which, when converted to a ballroom, would seat 300 people.
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was to be crowned in September 1898. To honor the young Queen of the Netherlands, the magnificent structure was called "Wilhelmina Inn." A suite of rooms was located in the southeast corner of the second floor and named for the Wilhelmina in the vain hope she would visit."

... I take it she never visited. The lodge eventually fell into ruins, but has now been resurrected and has even more water closets!

Y'all come see us ... it's better than ever!
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7. delver
2:05 AM GMT on March 01, 2012
Could you explain re "Queen Wilhelmina", tx.
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6. dixiedaughter
12:45 AM GMT on March 01, 2012
Beautiful shot, congratulations!
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5. Doesiedoats
8:39 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
Very nice panorama!

Congratulations on your AC.
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4. Biskitten
7:26 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
Awesome shot - AC Congrats!
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3. Bluesmaster
5:17 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
Lovely, congratulations!
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2. beanhead
4:56 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
Fantastic!
Congrats!
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1. trailhiker44
4:35 PM GMT on February 29, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS on your AC !!!
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About ArkyMark

ArkyMark

Into Photography for over 30 years, I worked professionally as a studio/portrait photographer for a long time before getting away from it and into programming/web design. The whole world of photography underwent a paradigm-shift while I was away, but now I'm back with a Nikon DSLR and loving every shot of it!

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