Autumn Sumac Points Towards the Coming Winter Cold
Looking like a spooky feather-covered arm pointing towards the coming frigid winter season, this Sumac tree is changing to almost every color of the autumn palette. Reds, purples, oranges, yellows and a bit of green—all present and accounted for.
I always forget about my little purple New York aster, lol. I don't notice it until fall when it blooms, and it's right in the main garden. It never grows beyond this small clump though. At my mother's house years ago, this variety used to grow 4-feet tall with hundreds of flowers every fall.
The purple stems contrast beautifully with the autumn reds and yellows, right?
Late afternoon sun perfectly highlighting my yellow Nasturtiums. I'll be sorry at the first frost when this annual dies. It took a while for it to hit its stride, but it's just gorgeous right now, reaching the ground in this Victorian cast-iron planter.
This view reminds me of a colorful line of clothes drying in the afternoon sun. Or a used car lot from the sixties with those flapping multi-colored flags! Just as the leaves change color in fall, the stems of this Sumac tree change from a reddish color to bright purple. Talk about artandcolour in nature!