Tuesday

~Fall Around Town~

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A little rain was certainly not going to keep me from welcoming home my camera.

Tuesday was another rainy day, in Missouri, as I traipsed around taking photos of this tree and that leaf.  I missed the ol’ girl, so much!

I’m a tad behind in visiting.  I participated in Mosaic Monday, thinking I would be able to travel around the land of blog. Instead, J and I spent 8 hours in our car, Monday.  I said to him, we could have really gone somewhere in that amount of time and he said, we did! 

We left the lake at about 9:15 Monday morning, arrived home in the normal amount of time, unloaded the car and left for St Peters, Missouri, where the Canon awaited us, at Best Buy!

As long as we were “in town”, I stopped by JoAnn Fabric, where I purchased a fairly large amount of burlap.  I have a tablescape idea swimming around in my head!  I will use a portion of the fabric to cover a couple of chair seats, for the master makeover.  More on these projects later.

We arrived home at about 5:30 Monday evening and started out in the car, again, Tuesday morning.  We were just going to run a few errands. One of those errands was a trip to a plumbing supply in a small town just south of here.  When we arrived, we discovered the business had moved even farther south! So on we went.

As long as we were out we decided to run even more errands than we had planned. We arrived back home at about 2:30 PM.

I’m ready to put my feet up, for a couple of days, and blog browse! I’ll be around to see you, over the next few days.

Meanwhile, here are a few examples of the beautiful Fall color in our neck of the woods. aster1BA aster1A1 Asters beside our driveway~

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Be sure to stop by Susan’s A Southern Daydreamer, for beautiful Outdoor Wednesday.

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I learned, recently, a friend’s home is to be on the  local Christmas Home Tour. I am so excited and eagerly await seeing her home on the tour.  Of course, J and I won’t be doing as much this year, as we did the year our home was on the tour.  In fact, we had just discussed downsizing the Christmas decor, when I spotted these two publications! Well, of course, I had to bring them home.  Especially the Southern Accents Holiday issue.  Who knows if we will ever see another!

As I paged through the magazines, I saw lots and lots of inspiration! Perhaps a small tree in the living room.  I can’t forget the dining room tree. Naturally, we have to have a big tree in the hearth room for the kiddo’s and on and on and on…….

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57 comments:

Marti said...

My dd lives in St. Charles. Is the home tour anywhere around there? I'd like to see some of those gorgeous old homes if we get to visit again over Christmas.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Yes, it is me!! I am off to look for the Southern Accents issue. Love the pictures of fall in Missouri. The trees are really changing as we go out our driveway. Thursday we will head to Iowa and I hear things are in Full Fall there. I am glad to know your camera is up and running and ready for all the fall splendor. Thanks for your encouragement.

Charla

Southern Lady said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Pat ... I know you're so glad to have your camera back. If you're like me, I try not to leave home without mine. You never know when you're going to "see pictures" that are begging to be taken. Your beautiful pictures make me wish I could see Missouri "in person" someday.

Marti said...

Thank you Pat. DD just moved there in May so I've only been since then.

I love your photos, with new or old camera, but these are wonderful.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Pat, as always, your photography is gorgeous! I love looking at things through someone else's eye. Good eye, friend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You like to drive/ride a lot more than I do. :) Great photos. Leaves still have not started turning here - some falling, but those are just brown and dry. Was just thinking today - may downsize on Christmas decor this year - we will see. :)
Glenda

Rose Mary said...

Your leaves are so pretty! Ours aren't quite 'there' just yet. We're having lots of rain, too. Friday will be the first time we see the sun in almost two weeks!

Katie said...

Missouri, simply beautiful in the fall!!!

Marla said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Pat! Glad you have your camera back and look at your beautiful photos! I want to come to Missouri! It's so beautiful! Now put your tiny feet up and rest from your long drive!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What awesome and stunning photos Pat. I love the asters they just glow! Cindy

Queenmothermamaw said...

Boy your pictures are outstanding. I love the Christmas home shows too. My daughter was asked to put their new home this year, but she is still having items coming in for the decor and just can't do it this year. Check out my Willow Manor Ball post. This was the most fun I have had blogging yet.
QMM

Catherine said...

Hi! I've followed your blog for awhile now ~ I always enjoy your pictures. So glad you have your camera back. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures ~ very inspirational!

Terri and Bob said...

Mmmmm. I love the fall pin oak and the purple asters. Lovely.

Do you mind sharing the date of the Christmas tour?

~Country Lady~ said...

What beautiful photos. It's so hard to downsize on Christmas decorations! They're so much fun to put up and so tough to take down. You have a wonderful blog.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Such beautiful photographs - once again I want to visit Missouri after reading your blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, I can tell that your Cannon is home, and what a perfect time to get your friend back. Fall is coming to you earlier than it is here. Your pictures of the trees look gorgeous. Those asters are the most amazing color! Hope you've got your feet up, looking at those lovely magazines. laurie

susan said...

Pat-Your pictures are gorgeous no matter what you take them with! The leaves and trees are just gorgeous. I think ours here will just turn into a soggy mush and fall off..Thanks for the tip on the Southern Accents!

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

phew, gorgeous pics as ever!

most of all love that church

Sarah

Donna said...

I love your fall pics - so pretty!
I love Christmas and usually go all out, however my daughter passed away recently and I don't know if I can even put up a tree. It is going to be sooo hard this year with her :(

Julie said...

WOW Pat what beautiful pictures...
xoxo
Julie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh Pat, you and that camera are definitely a team! The close up of the asters - oh my! Beautiful!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Your pictures are stunning! I love seeing all the beautiful fall foliage.

Thanks visiting me and leaving your kind comment. I will now be following you to see more from Missouri.

Shirley said...

These are truly beautiful photos. They need to be printed and put in a grouping on your wall!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Congrats on your new "friend" (camera) I have a Canon Rebel and love it... infact I call him my Boyfriend, as he goes everywhere with me and makes me feel fantastic :)

Your shot are wonderful and am excited to see the Christmas you want to share.

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Pat, Your photos are gorgeous as usual. I would love to attend Mass at St. Theodore's. What a beautiful steeple.

Ebie said...

Pat, eye candy! Love the glowing and burning colors of Fall. Your asters are lovely!

Enjoy your camera!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I know I sound like a broken record, but your photos are amazing! I took 185 photos this week & most of them are unusable. guess I need to break down & buy a new camera.... :o{

Gracie said...

It doesn't sound like "downsizing" to me! Fall is my favorite season of the year just because of the colors, so much warmer than the spring/summer ones. Thanks for capturing such beautiful shades around you to share with us.

Carol at Serendipity said...

So glad you have your camera. Your pictures are outstanding!

Carol

Kammy said...

YEAH !! I am so happy for you , getting your camera back ! Love the pictures - your state is beautiful....we don't have many leaves on our trees as we got a foot of snow on Sunday....Fall didn't have time to happen....bummer. Glad for you !
Kammy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Pat....Gorgeous photos! Love the close up of the astors and the burning bush!I bet you are one happy lady getting your camera back!~Patti

erin said...

really gorgeous images! i love autumn! i couldn't live without my camera.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Your photos are delightful and I haven't seen this magazine, but today I am going to find it! LOL

Gaston Studio said...

It's the person behind the Canon that takes the beautiful photos Pat, well done, again!

Tammy said...

These pictures are beautiful! It makes me wish I had a canon camera! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pics with us!

Love Bears All Things said...

Love the photos and the recap of your road trips. I have always loved visiting your state, no matter what time of year but I love Fall the best.
I need to buy a couple of Holiday magazines. Maybe to take on my Fall getaway.
Mama Bear

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You know you love decorating, Pat, and Christmas is so YOU! :-)

WOnderful photos...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful pics, Pat! So glad you got your camera back. Maybe one day I'll upgrade to a bigger & better. Your pics inspire me!

Can't wait to see that Master makeover too, I know it's gonna be gorgeous.

S. Etole said...

So much beauty here ... thank you.

Joyce said...

You certainly were busy on the road but thanks for taking the time to share some photos with me. Ah the burning bush reminds me of when I use to live in the NE. We have little color here in Atlanta so your photos made me a bit homesick for the NE this time of the year. Glad you have your camera too. You absolutely must share your friends home tour with us.
Joyce

Brenda said...

Those asters are resplendent! Oh, didn't you miss that camera? I'm feeling rather in the doldrums because without that lens I don't have my third eye. And I miss it sooo much! Rather ridiculous, I guess, as there are much bigger problems in the world. But so it is. There's a chance I may get mine tomorrow. I've been hovering over the UPS tracker like a stalker!
Brenda

Charlene said...

Your photos are stunning!!!!My camera died the day before yesterday & I have been on a quest for what is the right camera. I was thinking that an SLR is to big, heavy, & over my league for me. I've wanted one but, feel I need a photography class to use it. Since you are a camera/phot wiz would you give me some feedback please. LOVE YOUR BLOG! I am off to look at more than just Outdoor Wednesday on your blog. Thanks for sharing the wonder of fall in your neck of the woods.

southerninspiration said...

Fabulous pics, Pat! I love them all....and I am going to have to look for those magazines..how enticing!!! thanks for sharing.

Suzanne

Deb said...

Gorgeous ... the colour of the asters is amazing. It certainly is beautiful in your neck of the woods ♥

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love your photos Pat....Autumn really is the most beautiful time of year when Nature is in it's finest form.

We are thinking of putting up TWO Christmas trees this year instead of just one....I want to get a tall skinny one and put it in my foyer when you first walk in the house.
Your camera is GREAT. :)
Hugs,
Robin

SmilingSally said...

I cannot tell you which picture I prefer as they're all so gorgeous.

As for more than one Christmas tree, I'm tired just thinking about it!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Pat! What lovely pictures today. I love the picture of the asters...wow, they look gorgeous, love that color! I'm enjoying the color of flowers this time of year. Enjoying fall so much.
Have a blessed week.
Debbie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love all the fall photos. It's like I'm right there in front of the trees.

Lori E said...

The only thing that can top the autumn color is the dreaming about Christmas decorations.
Good work with the new camera.

g.suzie said...

Amen, to the above comment about fall colors. . .I do like your b&w header, you do majic things with your camera!

Regina, Philippines said...

Truly delightful. Haven't seen autumn in actual. Such a great outdoor post!
Thank you for sharing.

Beth at Aunties said...

Pat,

Your photos are so bright and gorgeous as usual! Absolutely among the best in the land!
Christmas becomes so contagious and those magazines just might be danger waiting to happen.;D
I can't wait to see your home in Christams glory once again! :)

hugs to you!~♥

Mary said...

These are some of the prettiest pictures that I've seen today. They all share such vibrant color and clarity. You really have an "eye." Have a great day.

nannykim said...

Will you stop making me jealous with your camera!!!!! NICE!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What fabulous photos! Such vivid colors. Love the asters!

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Dido said...

Pat haven't been visiting for a while but it's great to be back and see your wonderful photo's as all ways love the fall colors wish we got such nice color down south.
Dido