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Monday, October 20, 2014

Falll In The Ozarks

The theme of fall continues on.  I never really thought about fall being my favorite season of the year, but it seems to be the subject of late.  So many colors, mums, pumpkins, hay rides, parties, festivals, fire pits and more.  Love walking in the neighborhood to see how everyone has embraced the season with their outdoor decor. 

A few friends and I took a day trip down to Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri.  A lovely day for a drive and the leaves were beginning to turn.  Tree tops were kissed by the sun and colors of purple, orange, yellow and brown were seen as we made our way through the Ozark mountains.  Another week or so, the trees will be in full splendor.

The annual Fall Festival was under way and artists from all over the country were there, demonstrating and displaying their craft.

 Linda talking to one of the wood carvers. John Engler, who is part of the Engler family.  His uncle, Peter was a well known wood carver and his works are still sold and cherished by collectors.

This handsome cowboy was the featured artist in the festival.  He is not only an accomplished artist, but he was on a popular tv show years back.
Buck Taylor from Gunsmoke days.  When he saw me take his photo, he suggested we take one together.  It made my day!  If you have time, go on line and read about his tv days and about his art.
It was fun talking to the different artists and seeing some of the shows.  Lunching outdoors on a checkered table cloth, taking in a couple of shows and treating ourselves to warm apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream.

As you can see, we had a great day. 

Hope you too can enjoy a few outdoor activities.  Take a walk, sip some hot cider and enjoy the season.


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