November in the Sun

A brilliantly sunny November day lured us to one of Missouri’s best state parks – Meramac.  Although I didn’t notice a single bird, we did find a wasp carting away an immobilized spider, a woodchuck basking in the sun, frogs glistening in Sheep’s Cave, and tadpoles and minnows dancing around in the creeks.  The Sycamore’s stark white bark reflected the bright rays of the sun in a spectacular fashion.  A chilly morning hike followed by lunch on the river and accented by the exploration of a cave provided us with a stunning backdrop for a day out with friends.

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algae covered fungi

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miniature puff balls

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the third mushroom

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a thin violet line

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deep reds of fall

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bracket fungi

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let them be…

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from the Fern Trail

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from the inside out

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Indian Cave Trail

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The Meramec River

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A nursery of young Sycamores

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bands of autumn

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the marker

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floating away

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starfish?

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ice cold wading

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no visitors allowed

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A journey to the center of the Earth

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “November in the Sun

  1. Leigh

    Beautifully captured Autumn in Missouri, thank you for sharing your lens.

  2. Thank you. The river was sublime. You would have enjoyed the peacefulness.

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