The Fragrant Sumach, when it turns brilliant red, is the epitome of fall for me. I looked out the window this morning, and the clump of it up on our front meadow had turned from green to red. In only 4 days it made the switch, and now it's glowing a brilliant colour in the sunshine.
There's just nothing to beat the sun shining through the red Sumach leaves, and I can't believe how fast they've turned this year.
The double lines of leaves create fascinating patterns of shadows and teeth along the leaf edges.
The shadows of higher leaves in front border the top of these leaves in an interesting pattern.
As you can tell, I'm looking for nearby photos and simple blog posts these days, while I busy myself filling yet another box with stuff! I'm now at the 3rd degree of ruthlessness in getting rid of stuff. At this point I'm thinking I don't need to keep anything except my camera, computer, and some plates to eat off! But we did enjoy a great Thanksgiving dinner tonight, in at Steven's Restaurant, which has saved us from cooking for several recent Thanksgivings!