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Autumn in Mid Missouri

Updated on September 15, 2014

Fall Colors in the Country

On a beautiful fall day in mid October we took a ride out to the country to spend the day at a friend's farm. The weather was perfect for taking the photographs of the fall colors. It was a bit cloudy, which served to bring out the colors in the foliage.

We had a very dry summer in 2012 and there was much talk that the colors would not be bright this year. I was pleasantly surprised to find the colors to be gorgeous. The photo here is one I took of the hillside from a distance. You can see all of the different colors on the trees.

On this page, I will take you along through my photographs to explore the countryside in mid-Missouri.

all photos by the author-mbgphoto

Autumn Leaves on Country Lane

first view of farm

From the minute we turned up the lane to the farmhouse, I could tell it was going to be a gorgeous day. The weather was wonderful and the colors of the trees were outstanding. In this photo two bright yellow trees greet us as we drive up the lane.

Driving up the Lane


Cardinal Face on Tree

Cardinal Face on Tree
Cardinal Face on Tree

Cardinal Forest Face - great outdoor decoration

When we drove up the lane to our friend's farm we were greeted with a Cardinal tree face. It was the first time I had encountered one of these forest faces and I made sure my husband stopped the car so I could take a photo.

I have since found out that these "forest faces" are available in a variety of styles.

Discover all that Missouri has to Offer - great day trips

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Missouri. This book will give you some great ideas for visits.

Reflections on the Lake

perfect scene to photograph

The beautiful colors reflected on the lake made some wonderful photos.



Exploring Missouri Wine Country - beautiful fall colors

The farm that we were visiting was in Hermann, Missouri. It is in the heart of Missouri wine country. If you would like to do some exploring in the area, this book is just the guide to help you.

Exploring the Farm

camera in hand

I had a great time exploring the farm with my camera. There were so many great places to get shots of the autumn colors. Here are a few I took along the fences.

Fall colors along the fencline.

Color on the Fenceline


Fall Beauty - golden yellow

Where is your favorite place to spend a fall day? - stop by and leave a note

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the country with lots of different trees showing off their colors. Lovely autumn photos!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Your autumn photos of Missouri are gorgeous. Like you, I had wondered if the dry summer would ruin the beauty of fall ... not so, thankfully. I love the mousepad with the lane to the farmhouse ... a welcoming bend.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Anywhere in the countryside where the autumn colors abound. You certainly found it here in Mid-Missouri. Gorgeous photos that really capture the fantastic fall colors.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Our fall colors this year were more magnificent than I have seen in a long time and your photos captured that beauty!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      As always, really beautiful photos! Sadly, it looks like our fall colors may be short-lived this year, but I do love the fall colors and I can still enjoy them here.

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      Oh, Mary Beth, these are gorgeous! Fall went so fast here in the mid-west this year. So happy you recorded it!