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A Fine Day It Was, How Was Yours?   Leave a comment


I had a nice day out last October 5. I went to an Amish store in nearby Jamesport, about 10 miles away. Jamesport probably has the largest Amish and Mennonite population in the state of Missouri. I then decided I’d go to Crowder State Park, since I was about half way there already. I’d been there once before and thought I’d see if I could get in some hiking.

The park has a nice lake, not huge, but in a nice setting. I parked the car at the far end of the road. I found the beginning of a hiking trail behind a covered picnic table area and started off up what passes for a mountain in this part of Missouri until I ran into another trail. I later learned that this new trail is three miles long and goes all the way around the “mountain”, but I probably only did 1 1/2 to 2 miles, as I took a short cut up a paved road which intersected the trail.

The “mountain” was fully wooded and no one else was out, except I did pass a man and woman walking a dog while I was driving, but no one was on the trail. I took my time and did surprisingly well for an out-of-shape old man and just took in the scenery. I discovered a closed camping area at the end of the road, and a dirt road that led off to the side. I followed the dirt road until its end, which was an open field of harvested corn or something. I reversed directions and went back up until the road crossed the trail I started on and continued in my previous direction until I came to the lake once again.

Surprisingly, I wasn’t sore, as I hadn’t done much walking because it’s been too hot. I then went back to Jamesport and indulged in the little Mennonite buffet there, then went home. All together a nice day. I hope your day was great, too.

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My favorite of the photos I took of the lake

Crowder State Park Autumn leaves

A bit of Autumn leaves overlooking the lake

Crowder State Park trees

This is mostly what it looked like surrounding the trail, a lot of ups and downs

Crowder State Park dry creek bed source

I followed a dry stream bed that emptied out into the lakeand it led to this hole in the rock

Cross near Tranton

This huge cross stands at the intersection of State Hwy 6 and 246 (I think), which is the turn-off point to head to the park.

 

Old Farm South of Gallatin, Missouri   2 comments


Here’s a beautiful old farmhouse and barn south of Gallatin, Missouri on State Hwy 13. It’s always sad to me to see these old parts of Americana disappear into the sunset, sometimes never to be seen again, which is why I have preserved so many of them in this blog and in my Barns! Barns! Barns! flickr photostream.

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Daviess County, MO old farmhouse(1)(1000x906)
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Daviess County, MO old barn(1)(1000x1000)

Posted February 20, 2019 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Gallatin, Missouri, Photography, Remembering

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Better Days!   Leave a comment


Last Friday afternoon I decided to go for a ride around the countryside and remembered to take along my camera just in case I found something that . . . well . . . I liked. And what I liked the most, at least on this day, were old barns and farm houses in a state of disrepair, and I wasn’t disappointed. Here is one old barn that has definitely seen better days.

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Posted October 21, 2018 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Kidder, Missouri, Photography, Remembering, Skeletons

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Leaves all winter long   8 comments


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Every day as I look out my window, I marvel that it’s still Autumn and leaves are still falling. I love Autumn, which is more than I can say for winter.

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Posted December 26, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Leaves, Photography, Sunset

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify   9 comments


It’s amazing what a little bit of saturation can do—okay, maybe a LOT of saturation can do.

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Posted October 31, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Missouri, Nature, Photography, Sunrise

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Daviess County, MO Barn   2 comments


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Old barns are one of my favorite things to take photographs of. They are what made America great—albeit the farmers had something to do with it. While this barn is still in use, there are so many relics that have fallen into disrepair and many have fallen to the ground. This particular barn is in Daviess County, Missour,

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Posted October 29, 2016 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Uncategorized

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds on the Wing   9 comments


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It’s a bit grainy but it was a sort of grainy day on the Pacific Ocean in southern Oregon some years back. (It’s also a small part of the original photograph.) And I’d love to go back, as the Pacific northwest is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to, and lived in for a few short years.

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Posted October 23, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Nature, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remembering

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