Tuesday

~Sunday Drive~

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Rural Missouri

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To celebrate the return of Ol’ Sol, we decided to drive through the country, Sunday afternoon.

The trees are showing off quite a bit of color.

We passed several riverside fields that had been covered in water, during the recent rain storms.  A few soy bean fields were ruined by the high water.

I found foxtails and milkweed pods to photograph alongside the roads.

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Remember the first photo, in the previous post, that shows hedge and hedge apples?  I asked J about the gate post above.  He told me this is a hedge post, made from the tree that produces hedge apples. By the way, cows like to eat hedge apples.

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55 comments:

S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful drive ... thank you for taking us with you.

Beverly said...

Accompanying you and J on this beautiful drive was a perfect way to begin my day. The scenes were gorgeous.

susan said...

Pat- I could almost feel a peacefulness creep over me as I looked at these pictures. It reminds me a simpler time. I love the white house with the porch--I have always wanted to live in one! Thanks for sharing your Sunday drive and beautiful photos,

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful pictures, Pat, and gorgeous country. I'd love to visit Missouri and see it all "in person."

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful images Pat!

Anita said...

Thanks for the drive...and your car seat was really comfortable. I don't recall that we stopped anywhere for lunch, so I'll take a rain check. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images.

Rue said...

Good morning Pat :)

I hear that hedge apples keep spiders out of the house. I think I might need some for our basement :)

Gorgeous pictures as always and you just know I love that old white farmhouse ;)

hugs,
rue

Dana and Daisy said...

I'm headed to the cabin tomorrow. I should start early and allow time for some road side photography! Love the farm house!

p.s. have been meaning to tell you that your food photography is really wonderful Pat! And food is not easy to shoot! Yours look like they could come right out of a Martha Stewart mag!

Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed your Sunday drive!

Adrienne said...

I love country drives and this was great! Thanks for taking us along. I loved the mailbox photo but as I kept going it seemed I really enjoyed everything you shared with us. Awesome Autumn in the country!
~Adrienne~

Shelia said...

Morning, dear Pat! I'm so glad you took me on your Sunday drive so I could experience all the country beauty and learn about hedge apples!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for taking us along on your drive. Great pictures.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a gorgeous afternoon you must have had!! The fall colors are awesome right now, as are your pictures. Thanks for taking us along on your ride!

xoxox
Jane

Debra from Bungalow said...

Beautiful Pat! Wish I knew how to take such gorgeous photos.....

Kristin said...

These gorgeous photos are killing me! Darn Florida and it's no change of season weather!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I feel as if I have been on the most wonderful road trip! This was a lot of fun. Beautiful scenery. I like seeing leaves since we get that much later here.

XO,

Sheila :-)

twiceasnicelettering said...

Pat,
You could easily blow those pictures up and frame them. So beautiful. The one with the rusty mailbox is really neat. Have a great week. The Twins

Snappy Di said...

How pretty your photos are today! I am always drawn to fence posts and rural mail boxes in my photos too. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Di

Kathleen said...

How beautiful, Pat! Looks like a beautiful drive..nature's best...Love the Madonna, looks so peaceful!

Porch Days said...

Lovely drive! Thanks a lot.

lori akins said...

pat,just wow!your photography skills are fantastic.What a wonderful escape.this has been my second day downloading into a new computer.yep,I lost all email.hope that you can send your address once again we so can be "back at it."special events started today at all about home.hopefully you'll have a minute to stop in.counting on your willingness to share your talents on christmas decorating:-)

lori akins said...

just another quick note.we have always used hedge apples to keep out all kinds of nasty bugs,particularly near the wood for the wood stove.works like a charm all winterlong.love the price-a drive in the country on a beautiful day looking on the side of the road:-)
thanks again.

NM said...

Wow, the colours are amazing. These are really beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
Best wishes, NM.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a glorious display of Autumn in the country! I love each and every ONE of your photos shared today.

Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

Have a glorious Wednesday.

Amy said...

I enjoyed your outing very much.

SmilingSally said...

I loved the picture of that golden tree, but the one of the mailbox is artistic enough to blow up and frame! Thanks for sharing, Pat.

jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, thank you for your birthday wish. I had a FULL day yesterday and didn't have time to visit hardly anyone. I would love to spend hours on my computer visiting but life just takes me away. I find myself having to limit my time on the computer. sigh. I would help if I wasn't so wordy and if I didn't have so much family visiting much of the year. OR, if I would just stay home more. I can't change that, I love my life.

Your drive through the country was lovely. You have a photographers eye. Great photos Pat. I'm glad you have your camera back. I have to laugh, my camera is so much more important to me since blogging. My family kids me a lot. I can take it. Ha!

Have a great day.
Hus...Jeanne

jeanne said...

Oops hugs.....J

bj said...

I am totally delighted to be with you on this beautiful trip. The countryside is lovely and your photos are awesome..

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

A beautiful fall drive...and wonderful photos!!!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

What a beautiful fall drive. Thank your for inviting us. I could just move right in that little old farmhouse. Loved it!
Blessings,
Rebekah

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Pat, your photos are so beautiful. What surprised me the most, is that these look like they could have been taken in Pennsylvania. Thanks for sharing.

erin said...

lovely, lovely images!! thanks for taking us on your "sunday drive"...

Queenie said...

Hey Pat,
I so enjoyed this beautiful drive through the country...thank you for sharing it.
Big hugs,
Queenie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lovely pictures, Pat....almost like being there!

Barb ♥

Mary said...

Great pics and such an enjoyable country drive with you Pat - loved every mile!

Back from the mountains and Asheville area - thought of you and wished we could have been there when you & J visited! Had so much fun with Penny & K though -and we gals certainly enjoyed shopping together!

Penny's new home is awesome - they are doing fabulous things to it and it will be a showplace....but still have Penny's warm French touch. Such a lovely, talented lady.

Light and Voices said...

At a free plant exchange last Spring, I took home some milkweed seeds. Seeds were forgotten until now. Jeepers I hope they will grow next year at the cabin. Oh well. Thanks for taking us on a cyber tour of rural Missouri. Great shots!
Joyce M

Laura said...

Thank you so much for such wonderful photos! Oh how I miss living in the country. A wonderful day to you,
Laura

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now you have really made me want to be your neighbor~

Sharon said...

What a beautiful drive you had.
Our fall colors were not so pretty this year due to an early freeze.
I enjoyed every photo,'
Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What beautiful photos you did again my friend...you and your magic camera at work...I loved seeing these photos each one worthy of framing my friend...Thank you Pat...I hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have so much beautiful autumn color there, Pat. Our trees are just beginning to turn. Today is a warm day, in fact. I'm sure the cows love hedge apples ..what a treat for them!

RobinfromCA said...

What a beautiful drive through the country! I can't tell which photo is my favorite. I'm kind of a sucker for fences but that last one of the gate post is so artistic! Then there is the lovely babbling brook! OK - they're all lovely - thanks for sharing!

Robin

Mary said...

I really enjoyed walking that country lane through your pictures, Pat. They are wonderful. I'm a mid-century modern gal but that farmhouse pulled at my heart strings. I hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying Outdoor Wednesday.

fiberdoodles said...

Wonderful pictures - thank you

Becky K. said...

Ah...beautiful photos. Love the blue skies against all of those pretty backgrounds.

Becky K
Hospitality Lane

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Pat, enjoyed the beautiful ride, but glad I wasn't behind you. LOL!

Especially like the mailbox! Have a nice day!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Peace-that is what is pictured. Thanks for that Pat!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love the one of the white house with the front porch. It reminded me so much of my Uncle's house. It was a farm house (he was a dairy farmer) and I have many fond memories of the old place. [Notice: I stayed away from your tempting recipes in your later posts---I CAN not eat that stuff...booooohooooo]Take care!

Donna said...

Thanks for the Sunday Drive. Beautiful photos. I love fall!

Ebie said...

What a beautiful scenic drive, I love the golden aspens!

Lori E said...

The mail box photo is really very artsy. Would make a lovely print for framing.

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely post!!!!

Rowan said...

The Ozarks are looking as beautiful as ever, one of these days I must visit and see for myself.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Autumn is so beautiful!! I love seeing all your photos.