Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Colors (Central Missouri)









I see I might want to give a little background about Italy since I keep pulling those photos into the mix here for Wordless Wednesdays. It was an adventure I had just a year ago and I will give an overview here soon, just not on Wordless Wednesdays! I figure I'll be winding down topical photos as winter fully moves in here and then, so it's not just writing and photos about all my new pieces all the time, I'll need to insert a few good tales and interesting photos. So do stay tuned for these features!

Meanwhile, I promised to continue with the spectacular fall colors I captured last weekend. I feel like I'm playing with a box of crayons here. The Missouri hills and bluffs were quite brilliant, even if the weather was kind of gray. I saw that the "mixed woods" really could offer quite a colorful tapestry while some of the individual plants were truly amazing colors.

It's quite challenging to get photos of the landscape when one is driving. There's often no place to pull over safely when a beautiful vista is sighted, and even when I did pull over, walking wasn't always very safe. So I regret there were some amazing images that I missed and that would take better planning in the future to do justice too. But I did capture a lot of lovely color and have divided the collection into three days worth. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

I, too, hate to miss great pix in the car. I missed a truly awesome opportunity this summer because I was 1- in the car, and 2- the camera batteries were dead. Hey, what is that tree with the blue bubblegum all over it?

PJ said...

wow, look at all of those colors! this time of year i find extremely brilliant. looking forward to the italy adventure. have a great day...hugz!

p.s. be on the look out for your order. it should be there no later than monday. i bubble wrapped everything separately and sent in a big envelope. please let me know if everything arrived in good condition.

JBeaudetStudios said...

These are some beautiful photos! Missouri is really beautiful. I visited once years ago and was in awe of the beauty.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. The colors are so different from what we have here in the mountains! Thank you for sharing them.

Sandee said...

Wow, these photographs just jump right off your blog. Beautiful. We don't have the same beauty where I live in California. Have to travel to see this kind of spectacular fall colors.

Will await the Italy posting. It's one place I want to visit.

Have a terrific day. :)

VanillaSeven said...

They are indeed like a box of crayon! Love the range of colors. Especially the blue one.

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Lenox Knits said...

I'm hoping to get some of my own central MO shots of Fall next weekend when I go home to see the folks. I'm hoping the colors hold out for me. I just blogged yesterday about the various shades of gray we've been seeing all month in MO.

askcherlock said...

The colors are stunning. It is small wonder so many artists have tried to capture this in paintings. Glorious!

Ann said...

Love your crayola captures :)
We had a bit of a drive last weekend and I tried to take pictures but with rain on the windshield they didn't turn out so hot. Your pictures are beautiful.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Aren't we all getting an eye full of the different states and their beautiful fall foliage, from Illinois, Missouri to Rhode Island...your photos continue to be simply stunning...:))

Nancy said...

I think you get the best fall colors though when the sky backdrop is grey. If it's raining, it brings out the darkness of the tree trunks and something about it seems to brighten the colors.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful photos! Such lovely colors across the Missouri landscape!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Gorgeous fall colors!
Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

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