If you want to see what things are like here at present, check out my photos from yesterday at my Facebook page. We had snow on the ground; as I'm in the midst of a series here, I thought I'd post them there instead.
I have more fall views from around Rideau Hall today, including the mansion. If you've missed the previous series, click on Rideau Hall among the tags below, as I photographed inside the place during my previous visit.
As I mentioned in my previous series on Rideau Hall, many of the trees here are the result of ceremonial plantings by dignitaries. I felt obliged to apologize to this sugar maple for my reaction when I saw the plaque at its base.
I blurted out, "the prince of darkness!" Hey, it's not the tree's fault that it was planted by someone as vile and evil as the Dark Lord Vladimir, Dread Seventh Baron of Mordor, second cousin to Snidley Whiplash, and alumni of the House of Slytherin.
Look closely at this last one. A black squirrel was running about on the lawn. Cute but devious.