Brief Directions: The Buffalo National River, America's first national river, is located in northwest Arkansas. This photo was taken near Ponca, a small community in the river's headwaters area.
GPS Longitude: -93.34272
Best Season: Spring
Description: We'd just arrived at the river for some splash time, where little Cadence decided she would explore Grandma's picnic basket. Unaware that I was watching, she eased the cover off and discovered a container of fresh Arkansas strawberries inside. She pulled out a large, ripe berry and took a huge bite, then looked up to find me watching her through the lens. I love this moment of unposed surprise where she's paused mid-chew to ponder what Grandma is up, which causes that big mouthful of strawberry to send her face cutely askew.