Beware the beasties that lurk in the garden!
I had an errand to run so I chose to use the bike. After that was done I took the long way home and paused at Panther Creek state park.
A recent cold snap had really kicked the fall colors into gear and roads everywhere look like this only maybe not this shady and empty.
I stood on the overlook listening to jazz playing from my bike and watching the water. I noticed a series of ripples dancing in a criss-cross manner across the surface left behind by a boat that had long since passed. The ripples were reflecting off of the various islands and shores. Presently another boat created a fresh set and I felt compelled to watch those progress for a while. Very peaceful.
As I headed out to the exit I spotted this tree and had to stop for a picture or two. Such amazing color as it embraced the tree next to it with its limbs.