One last image of Deering Oaks in its late fall colors. Soon the fountain will stop flowing and the duckhouse will be lugged away readying the pond for skating outings. The iconic little structure in the middle of the pond used to be stored in a building next to the Expo, but got displaced when the city stored its police horses there. The horses are gone now, suffering an 'economic death'. That indeed is too bad. It was always a fun sign in summer to see the equines and their riders working the streets of the city. I always thought they were quite a public relations coup walking the streets of the city. The officers riding always stopped for conversation, mostly centering on their rides. I've always been a strong believer that little touches, like police horses and a familiar duckhouse's return in the spring, add so much and make a city great.