Thursday, November 09, 2017

A sunset of sumac

We had our last workshop in Fayette today. This is off topic, but I love the name Fayette. It's like Andalusia, Alabama. It sound musical when you say it.

Anyhow, I headed northwest before lunch. About halfway there, it felt like my rear end was going to sleep so I pulled to the edge of the Interstate to get out and stretch. It was raining when I left our campus, but the further west I drove, the clearer the sky became.

I stood on the shoulder and did a few yoga stretches. Touching my toes must have impressed a passing trucker because he tooted his horn. 

I chose the place where I pulled off because of a growth of sumac which had turned the color of an autumn sunset. I waded into waist-high sage and at type of grass with tops that look like fuzzy caterpillars.  I really need to research and learn what that grass is called. I snapped a few pictures so I'd have one for the blog tonight. The picture below is the one I chose.

My partner Danny and I always eat lunch before workshops. It gives us time to formulate a game plan. We ate at "Das Good" diner. It opened a few weeks ago in an old dairy bar that closed for over 30 years ago. Many of the original stools and old signs were still there. It was a good experience and the food was excellent. I will mis going to Fayette every few weeks.  

I hope your Thursday has been a good one.


  1. "Das Good" diner sounds like my kind of place, I really like those type of places to eat.

    Nice picture Rick. You got a great shot there, the colors really pop.

  2. Friday here. And I echo Jimmy. Love those colours.

  3. It's raining and a cold front is coming and we even has a little burst of snowflakes but they disappeared as soon as they hit the ground.
    Nice color combinations.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Once again you've taken a wonderful picture. I'm so thankful for the color this time of year. This morning the color white was introduced into our area with the first snowfall of the season. Still lots of leaves on the trees and this will soon disappear but it is a sign of things to come.

  5. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Once I saw "sumac" I thought of poison sumac, but I Googled it & yours is OK!!

  6. Wait, there is a difference in "Sumac' and "Poison Sumac"? I still will not take any chances and avoid it at all beauty.


  7. I didn't know sumac turned so pretty in the fall.

  8. Sumac is so pretty in the fall. It has moved from being blood red to that stupendous rust color.


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