This photograph on a subdued, foggy day in 2005 illustrates the dark-red autumn colour of Euonymus carnosus. Every year I photograph this plant in the autumn, and every year, I’m not entirely pleased with the results. Of course, this is what keeps me going back to it and challenging myself to do better.
For local readers, do try to attend Ron Long‘s presentation on “Wildflowers of Death Valley” this Thursday night at 7:15 at the Vancouver Museum (part of the NPSBC‘s South Coast Study Group meeting). Ron visited Death Valley in 2005 to photograph the “bloom of the century” – if you didn’t get a chance to see the bloom in person during 2005, Ron’s photography is a good substitute.