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FROM READERS: Waiting for fall

September 21, 2012 | 9:14 p.m. CDT
Photographer John Hall snapped this photo of a Missouri landscape during its transition from summer to fall.

John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years.

In about 43.5 hours the fall season will officially begin and the hot summer of 2012 will mercifully be left in the dust, and plenty of it. Early this morning two of the English Cockers, promised to wash up if I'd take them for a drive to bid the fall season "hello" and the summer "goodbye."

After a quick stop for a few gallons of gasoline we headed out to see what we could. Captured on the now "outdated" camera were images of; creeks, tractors, deer, trees, fields of grain that didn't do well this year, Red Wing Blackbirds, Blue Herons, Teal, Dickcissels and numerous other things you might recognize provided you don't live in a downtown apartment in New York City.

The geese and ducks headed into the waterfowl area this fall, on their trip south, are also going to bemoan the dry Midwest summer.

(If you can't see the slideshow embedded below, view it on Flickr here.)

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