The Hunt for Red October

We went out on a jaunt downtown yesterday and were overwhelmed with red.

When I came home I thought, “it’s too bad nobody has a ‘Red’ photo challenge”. Then I checked Bren’s page and found that ‘Red’ was her challenge of the week! Yay Bren!

Of course I was on the search for Maple trees with red leaves and I found lots!Maple leaves turning red in October in VancouverMaple leaves turning red in October in VancouverMaple leaves turning red in October in VancouverBut then there was this Maple(?) with its green spiky fruit(?). Its leaves certainly look like Maple leaves but don’t maple seeds have wings?A tree with red maple leaves and a green spiky fruit(?) in October in VancouverAnd then I found this tree with its weird little fruits that are apparently edible (but not too tasty). The Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo, is a native of Europe.
The red fruits of a Strawberry treeThe leaves of the Sumac tree, aka ‘Burning Bush’, also turn red in Vancouver’s October. Too bad it wasn’t sunny; this bush would have looked like it was on fire!Sumac leaves turning red in October in VancouverVirginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, turns brilliant red in the fall.Virginia Creeper turning red in October in VancouverVirginia Creeper turning red in October in Vancouver

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