When I was growing  up in southwest Missouri, I always loved these berries in the fall and winter. The funny thing is that I never learned what their name was, and I am not sure I would have any idea what the plant looks like in the summer. I cannot even remember if they are edible. Back in the elementary school days, there were plenty of people who knew what we could eat, but I cannot remember if these fell into that category. It almost seems like I have tasted some, but it could have been something else. I actually just like how they look.

When I was there over Thanksgiving, I saw some on a bike ride, and they begged for a picture.

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This sky was taken about the same time and place as the farm pictures from my last My World Tuesday post.

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You might see more pictures from this trip, but this was probably my favorite. I knew I needed to have some pictures of the dead tree, but I did not know that by the time I could do it the sun would be setting and the moon would be flirting with the clouds as well.

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Last Sunday we had our second snow of the year. Granted, it was not much, but still… I am hoping that instead of meaning a long winter, it will mean that winter has worn itself out by January. Only time will tell.

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After I published yesterday’s post, I was looking at the last picture and realized I should have saved it for SkyWatch Friday today.

It was too late for that, so I just picked another picture from the same sunset, somewhat inferior in my opinion, but still pretty.

Today’s skies are grey here, and my life has been a little crazy so no time for taking pictures of the skies when they are not grey. (And unlike my New England pictures, the barren desert does not provide much to look at beneath a grey sky!) So this is a picture from about three years ago returning from a funeral in North Dakota. It is likely not a great distance north of Denver on I-25. If you want to see the better one, go to the end of yesterday’s post.

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I cannot add words that will enhance this view.

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It was 19 degrees this morning which means these wonderful cosmos are now gone, but through September and most of October, they just make me happy.

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As if I am not absent enough from this space (and yours), today I am heading east for a few days. The official reason is a stamping event, but the real reason is that I will get to three states I have never been to before (thus making me three states ahead of Prince Charming on the count, a position where he will likely never pass me–47 total). Going east in the fall is not exactly a stupid thing to do, either. Although I realize I am going to FREEZE, I can hardly wait to see the colorful leaves.

And to add icing to this lovely cake, I will be meeting Mrs. Chili and O’Mama during my trip. How exciting!

It is unlikely I will do much blog visiting, but in the event you came here to see something for

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I am leaving you with a picture of my recent sky and the one tree I have that gets pretty in the fall.

Sunrise two days ago. The sky was amazing in every direction. (I say that too much, don't I?)

Sunrise two days ago. The sky was amazing in every direction. (I say that too much, don't I?)

This is some kind of ash tree in my front yard. It is still small--maybe 2-1/2 times as tall as me--but it really is pretty in the fall.

This is some kind of ash tree in my front yard. It is still small--maybe 2-1/2 times as tall as me--but it really is pretty in the fall.

Hopefully I will have some things to show you when I return (and I never finished my Utah trip in the blog.) Have a terrific weekend!