Friday, October 30, 2009
Fall Colors III (Central Missouri)
And here is the final set of photos from the Missouri collection. I'm still awed by how brilliant these colors are because while I was away for about 4 days, almost all the leaves fell off the trees here at WillOaks Farm. I heard we had quite a wind storm while I was in Missouri and the past few weeks, we've had so much rain, a lot of the ground is just plain soggy.
Normally, I wouldn't mind as it's so late in the season, but there is one more major task to finish here and it requires some heavy equipment: we need to do some very serious pruning on a few very large trees here. We're trying to save them, or at least save the valuable shade they offer. But until the ground is more solid again, there's just no way to bring in the trucks needed to take care of this job.
Dakota and I took a walk all around the campground earlier today. One friend of mine was out there deer hunting (with his bow) to try to put food on his table for winter. Most of the trees were quite leafless. The feeling was quiet and peaceful, a far cry from the busy season. And so far, the geese are flying over but NOT landing on the pond--and for this, I'm thankful.