I'd gone with friends to view Mark Edwards' landscape photography exhibition (recommended). As usual our visit ended in the cafe, where it was warm enough to sit outside for a couple of hours in the museum's garden.
As soon as we'd sat down, I was back on my feet again, pointing out the above scene. The way the late afternoon light was playing on the tree was a picture in itself. I was so excited, I exclaimed rather loudly. So everyone turned round to look.
Then a rather wonderful thing happened. Instead of everyone hunkering down at their tables staring into their coffee, they all smiled and started talking to their neighbours. People started pointing out other little vignettes over Bath they could see. They actually started interacting with each other and the garden.
It was absolutely magical.
NB for the past couple of years I've participated in Dave's Fall Colour Project. This year, it has its own blog, so do take the link to see how everyone else's autumn is looking :)