It was a great day for firsts and lasts. I expect we enjoyed our last breakfast on the restaurant patio by the river. It was the third one this season, and soon the weather will soon become unappealing. I have blogged about these patio breakfasts before, so that's all I need to say at this time. Later in the day, we stopped for our last ice cream cone. Not that we have had many, but these stands will likely close after this coming Thanksgiving weekend.
As for firsts, the day was very beautiful, which was kind of a first considering recent weather. It was also our first autumn ramble of this short season and, hopefully, not the last.
Somewhat surprisingly, there were spots where the colour was peaking after what seemed to be a very slow start. The trees across the farm field are a pretty good example of that. I can't imagine the colour getting any better. You can see how bright and beautiful the day was.
Shortly after that we came to a spot where our Mississippi River crosses Blakeney Road. It's the river that flows through our town but many miles, twists, and farther on. We were driving by without intending to pull over when the reflections beckoned to me..
I took one more photo (well I took several more, but only one was acceptable) peering down a hill to a barn with quite a wall of colour behind it.
It was really good to get out and soak in the colour on such a gorgeous day.