Sunday

~Another Chapter~

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We helped some of our kids move furniture, Sunday, afternoon.  On our drive home, we stopped at Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville, Missouri for a few photos.

I don’t know if it’s at peak, for this season, but the color is certainly brilliant.

We sort of “trespassed” to get the shots of the barn and old house and sheds, on a property for sale.  We were not inside the gate, though. We are an adventuresome duo, but not that adventuresome!

I must admit, we did have someone check up on us.  He smiled when J told him what we were up to.  He asked, joking, if we’d like to buy that old barn.  Well sure we’d like to buy that old barn, dismantle and move it somewhere safe. But, alas, we are not 40 years younger than we are! leaves3A

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Lake Saint Louis

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A couple of old barns, beautiful leaves, and one tiny leaf peeper collage, for Mary’s Mosaic Monday.

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J and I continue to enjoy reading your comments on the master makeover post. Thank you!

It also means so much, that our story might have touched you, in some way. 

Although we might not have appreciated it, as much, when we were kids, we certainly cherish our early memories now and appreciate all those instances in our lives that made us who we are.

Of course, there is lots more to the story and we hope to keep adding chapters, along the way.

Thank you for visiting the Back Porch! Have a wonderful week!

 

74 comments:

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Oh, those pictures are beautiful! I love that old barn too. What is it about them that is so enduring?
Thanks for sharing!
Traci

Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Janie's World said...

Oh Wow! I actually said that out loud and my husband had to ask what I said! Beautiful pictures!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I saw the leaves at Lake St. Louis yesterday along Highway 40/61. They are always spectacular along that part of the highway.

I especially love the black and white photo. You should frame that one.

Have a wonderful week.

Charla

Terri and Bob said...

I love the term leaf peeping! I love old barns, too. My uncle draws them and frames his art in old barnwood. They are lovely!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Pat.....Beautiful photos of fall! Here in Ohio we are having the most beautiful leaf color...it is spectacular!~Patti

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such gorgeous fall photos! I love that barn, too.

Jane

Marsha's Mpressions said...

beautiful photos. Love the lake with all the colors!

Peggy said...

Don't you just LOVE Missouri in the fall?

Peggy

podso said...

Pat, Sweet mosaic of your grandson, and I'm really enjoying all the fall color photos! The old barn is great,

Jeanne said...

Beautiful, love those old barns. The foliage on the lake is gorgeous!

salmagundi said...

It's so beautiful in the midwest. Here in the high country, we just don't get the red colors - just a golden glow. Still pretty, but different. That's why I'm enjoying your pictures so much. Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful Fall color I wanted to get out today and take pictures, but did not make it. Does not seem to be so much this year so far, and think it is because of the heavy rains we have had - more to come this week. :(

ellen b said...

What lovely Fall and country scenes you captured. Love the little one mosaic too.
Have a good week!!

Charlene said...

Pat those photos of the leaves, & the barn.......... WOW OH WOW is all I can say. You are indeed a camera master! I too would love to dismantle & move the barn for my studio but, the BDay's are too many for that job! We can dream right? Thank you for sharing your magic with us.

carolinajewel said...

Such beautiful colors! Great photos - thanks for sharing those! :D Jewel

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, the lakeside photos are jewels! Your grandson is just so adorable!

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful photo's! Love your mosaic, very sweet!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great pics! Love the sweet mosiac!
*hugs*deb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, the photos of the lake are absolutely stunning! If those trees aren't at their fall peak, I'm afraid I'd fait if I saw them when they were! Thanks for living dangerously to take your lovely photos. That is a great barn, but oh my, the work it would take. laurie

Shirley said...

I love old barn photos!! The trees around the lake are indeed at their peak!! Beautiful!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those photos are definately worth trespassing to get!

Brenda Eason said...

Pat these have to be some of your best photos. Ohh maybe it is because I love barns hehe. You brought the out side to me and I love it!

Kathleen said...

The color around that lake is fabulous.
All the pictures so pretty, and that little leaf peeper is adorable!
A good week to you too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I enjoyed your pictures this evening. Especially after a day of rain.. Wentzville is a beautiful area isn't it? Been a while since we were there... enjoy the rest of your evening.hugs ~lynne~

Queenmothermamaw said...

We should be right along with you as far as the peak season. It is beautiful here too. Wish I could do a mosaic but something will not go right at Big Huge Labs and I don't know any other place to go.
Your photo are absolutely beautiful
QMM

xinex said...

Hi Pat! Those leaves by the lake are amazing. Beautiful colors! The little grandkid is so cute. I will have to go back and check on your master makeover. Been so busy with company lately that I haven't had time to visit....Christine

Lisa said...

I didn't know Lake St. Louis could be so beautiful! I have to admit, the trees are absolutely stunning this year. Phooey on all the rain we've had in the past 4 days. Ruined my neighbors beautiful tree before I could get a picture of it. Happy Fall to you!

Mary said...

Lovely photos...the beauty of nature is amazing, especially when the leaves are turning to such brilliant colors. The prettiest photo of course, is the oneof the grandsons! Love our chapters book...looking forward to more!

God bless,
Mary

Joyce said...

Ah lucky you to capture a glimpse of Mother Nature at her best:)
Joyce

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Ms Pat... Such gorgeous work as normal. :)

Lovin the river reflections.

Thanks for always inspiring.

Stop by and say hi if you get a moment! Have the best week!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Suzanne said...

These photos are beautiful, Pat! I just love the colors of fall.
Funny how you were "caught" taking photos....that barn is wonderful!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love all of the fall colors and rural landscapes and that cute little leaf peeper.

Cote de Texas said...

At first I thought you were going to say you went back to the old farm for pictures. are there any on your blog of it? I can't get over the leaves, we don't "fall" in houston - hard to imagine!

MonikaRose said...

Fantastic colors on those trees along the lake, i love Autumn/Fall colors, so rich and cheerful, makes me smile. Great mosaic, children just love to explore :) Thank you for sharing and I love the old barn too, there is something about them! Enjoy your day and week ahead. Oh and I love your banner, simple elegant and beautiful soft colors :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite shot, but I love those red berries and also that cute little one amongst the leaves. And then the barn... and the...

Love them ALL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Pat!

THESE PICTURES ARE BREATHTAKING! The colors are so wonderful. thanks you for sharing.

Have a great day!

Southern Lady said...

Those are wonderful pictures, Pat, and were worth "sort of trespassing!" I'm adventuresome in my quest for photos, too, up to a point.

Lake Saint Louis is gorgeous, and now I'm off to visit your bedroom makeover. I know it's gorgeous, too!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Breathtaking shots Pat! Lovely!!

SmilingSally said...

Simply gorgeous, Pat. Thank you.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful photos, and the mosaic is adorable!

My Mosaic Monday

Gaston Studio said...

Fabulous photos, again. Love the barn. Have a fascination with old barns with weathered wood and rusty tin roofs, this one is just beautiful.

Terri and Bob said...

Pat, thank you! Ashley's email address is ashley.hasty@gmail.com

Just tell her you fit the requirements for her research and she'll go from there!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the view in the lake photos..

Deb said...

Gorgeous Fall photos Pat! I really enjoyed your previous post too and your fabulous master makeover!

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Just beautiful Pat! I love seeing all your travel photos! :)

beth said...

Wow! Those are beautiful photos! Your area is lovely! We had a big wind storm here this weekend, so the leaves are pretty well gone. But we sure enjoyed all the beautiful fall color while it lasted! Have a great day! Beth.

S. Etole said...

Love the little guy exploring in the leaves ... and the last one has a real draw, too. All beautiful!

Chari said...

Hello Pat...

Ohhhh...beautiful...beautiful...BEAUTIFUL!!! Such beautiful photos, my friend! Your Lake St. Louis is just gorgeous all dressed out in its Fall finery! Ohhh...how I love Autumn!!!

I just loved all of your old barn photos and I hope you don't mind but I am sending them to my mother who is presently oil painting a series on old barns! She'll just love seeing them!!! She recently painted an entire series of old red barns on white plates...they are gorgeous!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful countryside with us! What a sweet treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your autumn is beautful Pat! I love the photos of your little grandson playing in the leaves.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the farm and barn!!! Leaves are gorgeous too! CUTE little one!

Anita said...

Fall leaves, old barns and cute kiddies...what else is there in life?? Great post.

Sharon said...

What great photos and so colorful.
I really like the lake colors.
We did not have much for colors this year due to early hard freeze and snow.
Thanks for sharing

Allegria said...

Ah! Lovely lovely Autumn! I'm into old barns as well--I think I might have to photograph a series on barns that have "CHEW POUCH TOBACCO" painted on the side, because here in PA they're everywhere!

Nice to discover your blog today. :o)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stunning, Pat!

Barb ♥

storyteller said...

Thanks so much for sharing your marvelous Fall colors in such a delightful array of stunning photographs ... and that little QT in your wonderful mosaic too. I appreciate your visit to Small Reflections ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I always love barn photo's. And the leaves are so pretty I just love fall.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I do love your new blog look and text about your travels and photo ops too. The barn just brought back lots of growing up memories on our farm in MI. Our barns were dairy barns long and large. Nothing like this one but very like many barns in the rural community we lived in at the time. Beautiful photos of the barns and the lake and color.

The mosaic or collage, which is it??? is so cute with the little guy in the leaves.

Keep up the trend of your new blog presentation. I love it.

Hugs, Jeanne

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thoughts of that old barn wood will be in my dreams tonight...smile. While looking at your beautiful pictures I can almost feel the cool air here...awwww a girl can dream. I have my air running right now..hehe. Your before and after pictures from your bedroom...Beautiful! I loved the before and the after! Thanks for always sharing some of your inspiration with me~

eileeninmd said...

I also love the old barn, you autumn leaves are beautiful and your mosaic is cute.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love visiting your site. These pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.
Maggie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
Your photos are beautiful! Looks like ya'll have had an incredible fall. We haven't had that here like we did last year...too much rain and too hot I guess!

I enjoyed the pics!

Kathy said...

Hi Pat!! I don't know which I enjoyed most...all your beautiful photos or your "Tiny Leaf peeper" how precious is that....Love those little ones and watching them explore the outside. Spent some time enjoying your master makeover....Absolutely breathtaking, how nice to be completed!....have a wonderful evening, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Trez said...

Beautiful!

Beth at Aunties said...

The colors are so brillant! I enjoyed all the pictures and smiled at the daring duo!
I can see why you wish you could have the barn. It is a beauty:)
~♥

myra said...

Your photographs are breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

Gracie said...

Thanks for your beautiful photos, the colors of those trees are simply stunning!

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous outdoor scenes Pat! What a cute little guy.

~Happy Halloween! ~Melissa :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Pat, What gorgeous pictures! Stunning!
Be sure and enter your cuties in this years Halloween contest!

Picket said...

Hey you!!!! Ohhhh how I have missed you dear friend and as always coming here just fills my heart to the brim with the sites of your beautiful pics!!!! Ohhhh the fall colors are glorious! Thank you so much for all your prayers and support for me and my family...you are such a blessing to me...hope you are having a beautiful week dear friend...love you so!

FrugalMom said...

Your colorful photos are beautiful, and it makes me miss the fall colors. We do not have anything like it in South Florida.

Brown English Muffin (aka Melanie) said...

what awesome, awesome pictures

Mary said...

Aw Pat, your leaf peeper is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, those pics on the lake are breathtaking!

Christi @ A Southern Life

dec0r8or said...

Wonderful autumn shots, Pat! I especially love your collage. :)