This is a reprise from approximately 1 year ago.
Mom and I went for an afternoon drive today and had a little adventure. We drove to a nearby lake with sunny, 50 degree weather. While the leaves were already off most the trees, we still saw some of fall's bounty. The nice, fat buck was too fast for me to get a picture of, and so was the coyote, who was fat and fluffy. There were all kinds of berries, though, once we really started looking.
Mom is 90 and she was telling me stories of walking to school, seeing lots of bittersweet in the ditches along the way.I mentioned I would love to have some, I wished we would see some in all the wooded areas around the lake. She kept saying if there was any we would easily see it, it is so bright. Then we did!!
Couldn't reach this bunch, but there was plenty within reach.
There were lots of hedge apples on the ground.
The woods were full of beautyberry bushes.
In the ditches, the honeysuckle vines still had berries, and the crab apples were full of fruit.