i intended to talk about the beauty of mid-autumn sumac in this post. but in the meantime, a strange neighborhood dog wandered into our open screen door tonight, possibly lured by the smell of roast pork shoulder in the oven, and our 25 pound puggle decided he was just the knight in shining fur to save our family from the horrors of hungry, and probably friendly, black poodles. in the ensuing melee, jack received two puncture wounds behind his ear and on his neck, both the color of one of these sumac leaves. he already received a raw marrow bone in acknowledgement of his service, and will get some extra love tonight, on the couch in front of the fire, accompanied by stories of his selfless bravery.
autumn sumac leaves