Festival of Leaves #7

rhus typhina tree (stag’s horn sumach)

We don’t get a lot of vibrant colour in the autumn months here in the west county, so this gorgeous splash of red in Penlee Memorial Garden certainly catches the eye.

If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    There were loads of these on our estate in the UK. Gorgeous colours 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are rather spectacular.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Yay! A plant I actually know!! 😉

    Sumach are so pretty in the fall. It’s hard not to love them.

  3. Wonderful splash of colour, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, there aren’t many red trees here. I suspect there won’t be many leaves left now after the gales we’ve had.

  4. Su Leslie says:

    It’s a lovely tree. I’ve seen them here but didn’t know what they were. Are they the right species to harvest the berries to make sumac I wonder?

      1. Su Leslie says:

        It’s a middle eastern spice that’s become the “flavour of the month” here. It’s bright red, and a bit lemony in taste.

  5. BeckyB says:

    beautiful . . . . this is the side of autumn I like!

  6. The contrast of red and green must really be something. Beautiful pictures!

  7. susurrus says:

    A lovely shot. This tree grows wild where my sweetheart lives so some people think of it as weedy. It always amazes me that anything so beautiful can be thought of as a weed. This particular one doesn’t seem to have seed heads.

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