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  • I have a feeling that this year's autumn colors will be fleeting.

    Can't quite say why, but a nagging sense that'll we'll be going from green to dull brown in a twinkling persists.

    So I drove up into the Illinois River valley near Hardin this afternoon to catch what I could.
  • Still mostly green today, but it was considerably more green yesterday, and by the end of the day I could swear another 5% of the trees had turned.

    Meanwhile, closer to the ground, the soy beans hung beside wilting leaves, ready for the harvest.

    I hope I'm wrong about the fall colors and the speed of their transition. They don't get the kudos that other places enjoy, but the Missouri and Illinois forests are beautiful at this time of year.
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