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May you have a fruitful and colorful year

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Flameleaf Sumac Fruit and Colorful Leaves 0728

This morning’s post was all words, so here to balance the verbal with the visual is a photograph showing (yet again) a colorful flameleaf sumac, Rhus lanceolata, now with fruit prominent enough for you to see the details. As was true for some other photographs shown here recently, this one is from a thankfully undeveloped property behind Seton Northwest Hospital; the date was November 14, 2013.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

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  1. A beautiful way to start 2014!

    Marcia Levy

    January 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

  2. You too: fruitful and colourful. Happy new Year!


    January 1, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    • I’d say “fruitful and colorful” in Norwegian if I knew how, but the picture can serve as a translation.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM

  3. Happy New Year, Steve—all the best in 2014!!

    Vladimir Brezina

    January 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

  4. Hooray for UNdevelopment! Absolutely beautiful picture! Happy 2014!

    Brenda Jones

    January 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    • Yes, those undeveloped properties are my close friends. I’ve lost some and know I’ll lose others, but a few (like this one) promise to last. Let’s hope so.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

  5. Wonderful berries and fall leaves too. Have a great 2014, Steve! 🙂

    George Weaver

    January 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

  6. Lots of orange tones there.

    Do you know if certain birds like the fruit?

    Jim in IA

    January 1, 2014 at 9:51 PM

  7. wow.


    January 1, 2014 at 11:42 PM

  8. Ah, such splendour! Thank-you for all the shapes, colours, insights and ruminations you offer us. Much beauty and many blessings for 2014!


    January 2, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    • I’m beholden to you, Christine, for your nice words, and to nature (and my camera equipment) for the scenes that appear here.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 2, 2014 at 8:07 AM

  9. And the same to you! Happy New Year,

    Susan Scheid

    January 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

  10. I laughed heartily over these!

    Caroline Sith

    January 4, 2014 at 8:52 AM

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