How fortunate I am to live in an area where the fall foliage is stunning. Annually most Iowans look forward to the cool nights and mild autumn days when Mother Nature works her magic and creates beautiful forest tapestries of reds, oranges and yellows. Although many leaves have now fallen, just a few days ago I snapped this photo as I walked along a stretch of the Maquoketa River between Manchester and Delhi.
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
--William Cullen Bryant