The happy mood at the shop is enhanced by the anticipation of fall. I love summer and its bountiful glory, but to me autumn is dazzling and triumphant. The illustrious season of all, fall.
Missouri ushers in the most beautiful autumn hues. The fall countryside is filled with golden yellow and rusty reds for as far as the eye can see. We don't have mountains in Missouri, but the rolling lush green hills and golden prairies wind through acreage, farms and fields while colorful mounds of wild flowers peek through the tall grass.
This is a picture of Watkins Mill. I love traveling the winding country roads to escape to this favorite family retreat. I have fond memories associated with Watkins Mill State Park. Last fall I traveled alone and simply set under an old cypress tree gathering thoughts. It's good to do that now and then, I think, don't you? Across from the cypress a healthy herd of sheep graze and poke their heads through the split rail fence. I've always loved the old split rail fence. What a clever idea created from necessity.
The farmers market is filled with a variety of apples and pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn. Glorious Autumn!
Enjoy a caring and sharing beginning of the season.