It has been a weird few days lately. I haven't been able to get out in the garden. I think that frustrates me and I just spiral down a bit. I took some shots last evening .. clouds .. sun "sitting" on the wrong side of the house .. so a bit overly bright in the back garden. Colours wash out and I'm not sure how to adjust them. But I love my glorious Sumac for looking so unusual because I planned ahead of time .. to prune it a certain way .. and it actually worked out .. I have never seen one done the way I wanted this one formed .. so it is kind of special. I think gardeners are like parents in a way. We want our "kids" to be healthy and happy and grow up to stand out in the crowd. A lot of the time things don't go as planned and we make detours in our thinking ... to be realistic .. to come to terms with how life 'happens" out of kilter. All this thought and over a Sumac ? .. no .. yes .. maybe ? .. Its just been a few odd days.