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!But then there was this Maple(?) with its green spiky fruit(?). Its leaves certainly look like Maple leaves but don’t maple seeds have wings?And 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 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!Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, turns brilliant red in the fall.
- A serious but hilarious about planting Virginia Creeper in Canada: https://dengarden.com/gardening/plantingvirginiacreepersbeware
- More of Ryan Photography’s Photo for the Week: Red.