I know I'm a little late in posting these pictures of how beautiful autumn is in Missouri as the wind and rain have come and blown most of the leaves away, but I have just found time to load my photos onto the computer and the time to write. I feel a little awkward posting lovely trees with sunlight glinting through them while the East Coast is looking at the massive amount of damage done and figuring out how to clean it all up. Such a huge ordeal.
When I first arrived in St. Louis I went to stay at my friend Janet's and we went to meet an old friend, Joe, at his sisters for dinner. Such a nice time reminiscing about high school days. The next day I drove to Poplar Bluff to visit my folks. My brother came from Texas with his wife and dog and it was a great time to see them all. We missed that my sister wasn't able to join us.
Drove to Big Springs at Van Buren and it was the perfect weather to walk around and marvel at the beauty. With an average daily flow of 276 million gallons of water, Big Springs has been described as both the largest single-outlet spring in the United States and in the world.
We do not have the deciduous trees in California that are in Missouri so we don't get to see the colors of the leaves like this.
I am in Ashland now and will give my workshops this weekend and fly home early next week. This is me on the road to St. Louis.
Take care everyone and especially all those on the East Coast my thoughts are with you.