I had to take my car for some repairs this morning and was asked to have to the shop between 7 - 8 AM. The October sky, with daylight time still into effect, is almost yet dark at 7 AM. I took it to the shop and then walked home.
The walk home is very pleasant. I cut down through Irvine Park, stopping to read the information sign. I found Irvine Park is named for the man who donated the land to St. Paul for the park in the mid-19th century. Over time the park deteriorated and was allowed to go into ruin. In the early 1970s it was restored with the fountain there now being a replica of the original.
As I walked out of the park I was struck by the beauty of the sun lighting the red leaves on the trees.