The “Burning Bush” or Euonymus alatus puts on a fantastic show in the fall. It certainly lives up to it’s name and, given the right conditions, looks like it’s on fire.
My wife chose the perfect location for ours where it “anchors” the southeast corner of our home. It’s perfect because the burning bush needs plenty of sun to grow properly and develop deep red colors in the fall. This shot was taken in the late afternoon sun on October 25, the last Sunday in October.
Be forewarned that the ‘compacta’ version isn’t compact at all. Instead of 15 feet high it grows to a mere 10 feet. I don’t know which one we have, but it’s big and that’s what we wanted.
I “snuck” around to the other side for a closer look. I love the curl of the leaves, how the shadows dance (it was windy) and the way the back light filters through.
I loaded my Nikon with Fuji Astia color slide film the other day and I’ve been photographing the fall foliage. It will be weeks before I finish the roll and have it back from the lab. Meanwhile, I used my little digicam for these shots. Doncha’ just love the fall colors?