Monday, November 12, 2007

A Promise Fulfilled - Part 2

This set of pictures kind of illustrate the color problem this year. The colors are very muted or brown this year. Last year was the most colorful year I can remember and this year is probably the least colorful I can remember. On top of the late turning due to lack of cool temperatures, then we got a freeze that was severe and basically turned everything kind of frozen brown.

Oh well, it kind of goes with this year and the many weather extremes we have had.

The pictures were taken near Osceola, Missouri on Truman Lake.

I hope everyone has a good week.


Salty said...

Same problem here in Pa. With the summer drought coupled with the gypsy moth damage and the warmer than normal temps the autumn colors did not begin to measure up.
Even without good fall colors this is a beautiful set of photos!

MedaM said...

No matter what you say about autumn colors these photos are wonderful!

Kerri said...

These are beautiful.... I especially like the top shot.... love how the shade makes a silhouette of the brach/stump on the ground.
Nice job!!!

Moksha Gren said...

Up in St Louis here was slightly better, but still not as nice as last year. We visited my Mom at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend and the colors were prety drab there, but we took the scenic route home up 94 out of Jeff City, up through wine country...and there were actually patches that were quite lovely.

Also, I thought of you as I posted my recent photo set...seemed like something you'd get a kick out of.

JAM said...

Back before hurricanes Jeanne and Frances blew down our mango tree, the weather had to be just right each part of the year for that thing to produce lots of mangos. If it was too wet or too dry before the little mangos got started then it would only produce a few.

Trees can be kinda touchy when the weather is outside a normal range.

Lovely shots though. I really like the top one and how the edge of the water curves away into the distance.

bluemountainmama said...

we had the same problem, here... although neighboring counties had some dazzling colors.