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Rural Missouri Summer Drive

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There are always surprises along the back roads of rural Missouri.

Stop by Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper’s

Summer_Sundays[2]

Mosaic Monday at Mary’s Dear Little Red House

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Photos were taken in and nearby Cuivre River State Park, Missouri.

Saturday August 21, 2010.

57 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Pat-Beautiful pictures of the country side! Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, your photos belong in a magazine. Just stunning!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous!
xoxo Pattie

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You should most assuredly enter these photos in some contest. Really and truly.
Brenda

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Absolutely breathtaking.

Adrienne said...

Love your photos - as always! You inspire me to get out and take more myself. My housework is calling but I think I should ignore it and go 'hunting' for photos!
~Adrienne~

Cindy Rand said...

Seriously Pat! A zebra in St. Louis!!
LOL! Photo's are just beautiful as always!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Stunning photos! God's ordinary miracles :)

Donna

CHERI said...

Breathtaking! Gal, do you ever take a BAD picture???

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just stunning photos Pat!
The countryside is just so pretty there and the zebra adds that touch of whimsy!
Have a great week!
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, how I would love to see something beautiful and green like your gorgeous pictures. It is so hot here, the middle of the desert in Az. is not a pretty sight. Hopefully fall will finally get here. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your pictures take my breath away. We need to take a little trip out there and see this zebra! What a surprise!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your pictures take my breath away. We need to take a little trip out there and see this zebra! What a surprise!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Beautiful images Pat...as allways!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a Zebra up there?? :-D Loved seeing your photos!
Enjoy your evening.

Mimi said...

Pat, fabulous pictures, definitely magazine worthy!

salmagundi said...

Love the yellow mosaic! Beautiful, as always. Sally

xinex said...

Gorgeous photos and flowers, Pat! Those pink flowers are so pretty, what are they called?...Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Stunning, Pat!!

xoxo
Jane

Carolyn said...

Pat, these photos are breathtaking. My fav....the white fence and the field. Carolyn

W.C.Camp said...

Wow those shots were so glorious I had to turn down the brightness on my monitor!!! The drips one and the farm shot are particularly unique and gorgeous! W.C.C.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Pat!! I'm completely awestruck by the beauty of your photography!! Just gorgeous!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

Hi Pat~ your photos are amazing! I especially love the dew drops...and your surprise :-)

Betty Jo said...

Pat you have similar plants to us, but I must say, I haven't seen any zebras lately! Love the thistle photos especially. I really enjoy photographing thistles and find them such interesting weeds. ♥

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Amazing photos, so much detail! I really liked the seeds on the yellow flower!

Snap Peas said...

When blog browsing, I always save your blog until the end - best for last.....

Beautiful photos, as always - thank you!

sewingseeds4U said...

Beautiful photos. Another reminder to look for beauty where ever we are. You are making long to visit Missouri! And thanks for the little striped surprise...Patty

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous summer flowers and a wonderful surprise at the end. We are on the same wave length today :)

Jeanne

Karen said...

Your photos are fabulous! I enjoyed them so much.
I'll be back.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Stephanie said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous photos!! And I was NOT expecting that little striped surprise!! Hope your week is wonderful ... Stephanie

Sherry said...

Love your wonderful photos. I was looking at the hill with the white pasture fence thinking how much that looked like KY and then I see the zebra! LOL Wasn't expecting that. He was very cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Incredible photos and beautiful flowers!!

Jean said...

Lovely images! Too cute the zebra.

The Tablescaper said...

Pat:

Such glorious photographs. It makes you feel like you got to take the drive yourself.

Amazing little zebra at the end!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful....just amazing...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Terri said...

Beautiful! We were in St Louis this weekend. Bob wanted to call the two of you and see what you were up to!

Kathleen said...

God's works of art for sure!
LOL, the Zebra. Now we don't have any of THOSE here! :0
Fabulous pics, I love the farm pic, like a postcard!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Okay, so the zebra surprised me a bit! Your photos are always so pretty and they show such detail. Lovely.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OMGOSH PAT! These photos take my breath! Gorgeous! laurie

ellen b. said...

Hi Pat! Your photographs are just gorgeous! Good eye girl!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful photos of the back roads!

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful flower photos, especially the ones with water droplets.
A zebra eh? (I am definietly Candadian LOL)

Vee said...

Beautiful photos...and the zebra really was a surprise!

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous shots, Pat, just stunning. they always are :)

Snap said...

Spectacular shots. Loved the water drops and the striped surprise!!!!!

g.suzie said...

Beautiful photos, the zebra sort of caught me off guard as I was scrolling through your pictures!
BTW you look like the nicest lady, like you would be everyone's good friend! Have a great week.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your photos are very beautiful. As a fellow Missourian, I must say the zebra caught me by surprise! ~Cheryl

Rowan said...

Beautiful photographs, I can imagine your surprise when you spotted a zebra peering over the fence:)

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow Zebra are in your neck of the woods. You have some wonderful shots. Take care.

Sailing Simply said...

Haha! I had to go back and check this on out after reading your most recent post. Sorry I missed it earlier. Love the zebra, but the photo of the landscape with the fence is my favorite. What a great shot that one is! They really are all just beautiful!

Jeri ~ said...

Your photos are amazing - SO beautiful!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Pat,

Absolutely stunning photographs. Your blog is wonderful. Love the zebra!

Carol

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your photography is wonderful.

Carol said...

Your photography always amazes me. LOVE it!!
Carol in GA

Kathy :) said...

WOW They seriously took my breath away !!!

Kathy :)

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Pat~
Everything always seems so perfectly green and lush this time of year way up there! Beautiful photos.

OK...the zebra surprised me!

Shannon said...

Pat, your photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing

Shannon

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