It's pouring today.
What else is new?
But I have found a bit of brightness and beauty: berries!
Snow berries and holly berries.
The berry-like non-berries that are really crocosmia seed pods.
The berries from the mystery shrub (could it be a kind of dogwood?) that looked like this just a short while ago...
...and after two nights of hard frost now look like this.
When I think of "berries" and "Mucky Boots" simultaneously what comes to mind are all the edible berries we grow: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, red currants, blackberries, huckleberries, Saskatoon berries. They're lovely, but they're long gone, and their memory (and even their jam) isn't enough to brighten a day like today. So it's nice to know their non-edible cousins have got this late season covered.