for a long time now, sumac has been one of my very favorite STILL subjects. recently i have started to fall almost as hard for smoke bush. in part because of its gorgeous transition from green in summer to a deep red wine color in fall. and now i see (thanks to wiki) that the two are actually closely related. i learn so much about my natural environment doing STILL every day. i can’t image ever stopping.
smoke bush in late june (Cotinus)