I was about to get into my car in preparation for leaving his place, when I happened to glance back. There's a field adjacent to his house, with part of a weathered fence still in place. This is what I saw:
I had to run back and capture a few photos with the Kindle. This is in a little corner area just adjacent to the field and what's left of the fence. You can just glimpse the field to the left of the photo. My mother had a little flower garden in this corner space and the roses are really all that's left of it now.
Years ago when my daughters were at boarding school, there were rose bushes in front of their dorm and one year the roses bloomed in September. The girls all enjoyed that surprise so much. I think roses in October are even more surprising!
Here are just a couple more pictures. I was aiming to capture the dew or raindrops -- whichever it was -- on the rose petals. If you click on the pictures to enlarge, you'll see that I succeeded somewhat.
Hope you've enjoyed this October surprise as much as I did!