Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Missouri in the Fall

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.

After the week in Poplar Bluff I drove back to St. Louis and participated in the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis annual show.  It was a great show and I got to see a lot of friends I have met over the years.

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.


Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you're having a great time. Travel safely.

Kim Schrag said...

Thanks for the pictures of your Mom, Dad, Roger and his wife. Great to see everyone, and you! It looks beautiful there. We were lucky, here in upstate NY, to have avoided the worst of the hurricane. It's hard to believe the pictures of the coastal areas.
Nice to see Missouri, we have had a colorful fall here too.

nina said...

how wonderful that you had the chance to visit with your folks, especially at this time of the year. you look like your daddy, i think. xo