Rhus Typhina or Sumac is in all her glory right now. I saw this in my E-Mail today http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2009/10/rhus_typhina.php and thought about the ones in my neighborhood with such glorious color on them I had to run out and take some pictures to share.
In some areas of the country this small tree might seem ubiquitous as we sometimes feel about some of our common trees here in the green Northwest. But, you have to hand it to Mother Nature on this one- she out did herself!
After chatting with neighbors on this lovely fall evening, I found a couple of other fall color shots that stood out too. Enjoy!