Photo #1 looks back along Morrison Road towards Seaview, where the red maple that brought me to a stop can be seen right of centre. Many of the oranges are only just starting, but some other reds are also visible, as well as some trees whose upper branches are already stripped of their leaves.
Photo #2 looks forward along Morrison Road heading towards Oban. Here, the colours are red-orange and orange, with a wee branch of red at the lower left. It is still clearly early days for the fall colours here.
Photo #3 shows the red maple seen in photo #1 in its full glory, basking in the sun. Its foliage appears a bit windblown in the branches in the upper half of the tree, which is not surprising as Morrison Road follows along the edge of South Mountain.
Photo #4 looks at another maple, caught changing colours. More change is visible in the upper branches, which are orange and gold, with tinges of red on some of the lower ones as well. It’s a bit of a mystery just what colour this tree will finally don.
After driving another 530 m (⅓ mi) towards Oban, I came upon a spot I had visited more than once in the past, offering a vista of the land lying to the southeast of South Mountain, seen in photo #5. St Peters Bay is the body of water enclosed by the land on both sides; the Atlantic Ocean lies beyond. St Peter’s sits at the head of that bay at the left and outside the scope of this photo. The point right of centre is Pointe Brûlée at the end of the Grande-Grève peninsula. The lake seen left of centre is, I believe, the aforementioned Long Lake.
Little fall colour is seen in the lower elevations, where evergreens predominate, but some glimpses of lighter colours betray areas where the colours are starting. Even here at the edge of the mountain, the colours are just beginning to change, with the notable exceptions of those at and to the right of centre in the foreground of this photo.