|Sumac, near High Ridge Subdivision, Midway, AR.|
On the way to church July 24 I saw sumac was turning yellow, orange and red!!! Is it dying from heat or is it a sign of early autumn? The adjacent photo was taken July 26 near my home near an unincorporated community, Midway, AR.
This isn't poisonous sumac which primarily grows in wetlands, but a common variety seen along roadsides, like staghorn sumac.
Sumac in this area usually does not turn any color until at least mid or late September. This sumac is either dying or the seasons really are wacky this year. If it does not form the familar dark brown seedhead soon, I'll know it is dying.
Sumac changes from yellow to orange to deep red and forms the seed head atop the bush in a very short time. I remember a trip to Harrison, AR last year. The sumac were adorned in flaming color with seed heads along the roadsides near Harrison. One week later we made the same trip and the sumac in the same area was past prime, most bushes being without leaves at all.
I notice I attributed my quote in previous blog to the March Hatter; I believe the correct name is Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
|Dallas Cowboy Star (front)|
|Dallas Cowboy Helmet (rear)|
I would like to find a small helmet. I could even paint it. Will have to do some research on all of this.
I may have to prevail on some friends in Texas to find what I want. This is not a life-size statue, about 3'.
Please refrain from sending psychologists, psychiatrists, or heat stroke specialists, paddy wagons to my front door. I am sitting in my beloved lift chair in a very comfortably air conditioned home writing this nonsense. And my blood pressure is low for this time of day.
Hmmm, maybe that it! No blood is reaching my brain.....