Theprecioussweetheart asked what kinds of trees are showing color in these pictures. It’s mostly red maple, sassafras, and tulip poplar, with others like shagbark hickory mixed in. Walnuts here dropped their leaves a while ago and have gone to their well-earned rest.
And then there was the duck incident. I talked to them, which apparently made them think I would feed them, so they flew up onto the path and followed me for a while, complaining loudly (someone actually took pictures), and then they got disgusted and went back into the canal.