The Sagamore Bridge is being worked on again so using the Highway to get home isn't really an option for the next few months. That means making a longer slog down Rte. 6A into Bourne....longer cause it's two lane, curvy, has lights and is kinda slow. But it's also more picturesque too.
I pulled into one of my fave spots, up Discovery Hill Road, to see if I could get some foliage reflections in Smiling Pool. This body of water doesn't appear to have an official name with the town....it's behind Green Briar Jam Kitchen and where Thornton W. Burgess' children's books were set, in the Briar Patch and Smiling Pool. It's the one at the bottom of this screen grab of the area, and it does look like a smile.
The leaves were mostly gone by and falling from the trees in droves.
The sumac is gorgeous.
As I headed into downtown Sandwich, I spied a bright orange maple tree. I've seen red/orange/yellow, but not just shades of orange like this one.
And finally, the last of the foliage in my yard. Lots of oak trees yet no acorns. Even if the squirrels took them, there'd at least be a few caps left behind but nothing as yet.