Another autumn in The Middle and I have to say it is perfect. With all the uncertainty around the globe, our seasons here have been splendid.
I have spent a lot of time pondering and trying to get motivated. Motivated to write, to paint, to create……
Let’s move on. The motivation is slow in coming. But here are some beauties of where I live. Enjoy!
Here we are, almost into the middle of December and just now the weather has gotten cold. That’s ok. It makes winter even shorter, at least in my head.
Here are some images before the weather turned at Pertle Springs. Such blue skies and water.
Then we have the culprit that brought in the cold. A thunder storm in December! Brief, but successful.
thunder and lightening
The Old Drum Festival……. no drums to be found. However, the story of the dog, Old Drum, is what put The Burg on a map…… maybe. Here is part of a short article about the true story of Old Drum:
“Old Drum, a hound dog, was shot dead in 1869 by Samuel “Dick” Ferguson, nephew and ward of Leonidas Hornsby, an irate neighbor who thought Drum had been killing his sheep.”
Every year, in April, the Old Drum Festival happens, whether I go or not. This year was my first year. It is held in the original site of the town. Stop getting so excited, Dear Reader! The festival appeared to be only a block, maybe two, long. A few vendors, a band was setting up, a bouncy thingy for the kiddies, corn dogs and fennel cakes…………….
See for yourself…….
outside of original courthouse, Warrensburg, MO
Public Notices in Courthouse
original courthouse, Warrensburg, MO
band setting up
statue of Old Drum
look close – 2 fisherman enjoy The Spring
lily pads are coming back
lily pads coming back to Pertle Springs
And there you have it! Another day in The Burg. The weather was perfect! You can read more on Old Drum here
The winter has set in here, in The Burg. Today we went for a drive. We have been socked-in with clouds for about a month, or so it seems. The sun is scarce and this is unusual.
Once the beautiful colors of autumn have finished their glorious display of plumage, the browns and grays set in. Not a lot of color here that I have found.
Here is what I found today:
can you find the lone Snow Goose?
at least the cattle are a different color
my beloved Quiet Spot – Pertle Springs. Where are the Lily-Pads?
thank you people for your colorful display
golf course – do they play on the brown rather than the green?
fields in waiting
a spot of color in the winter