Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Burning Bush Next Door

Much is made of peak coloration of foliage. There are even online maps that purport to guide foliage enthusiasts as to the timing of the peak in different parts of the country. But as far as I know, there's no measuring the concept -- it's only an impression. Last week I had the impression that my neighbor's bush, at least, was at its peak red, so I took a picture of it from my driveway.

Is it a burning bush (Euonymus alatus)? Certainly looks similar to other images on line thus labeled, but I can't quite tell. But no need to worry about exact names. It's just the bush next door that turns bright red this time of year, and catches snow at other times.



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