Sumacs and a piece of good advice

We went shopping on Sunday afternoon because our supplies of food were almost exhausted and moreover, our children needed new shoes for approaching winter. So instead of walking in some beautifully coloured country we were walking among shelves full of goods. I definitely prefer the first option but well, I have to respect the needs too.

So, we went shopping. Shopping among Christmas decorations and Christmas trees, what a bizarre look it was. The untimely decoration contrasted strongly with the memory of our trip two weeks ago:

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I like sumacs a lot, the structure of their leaves, their shape and their colours, so beautiful. But we had one in the yard and since then I have known it is a terrible weed. Its roots grow to long distances and carry tubers where new little trees sprout.

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Blimey, I have just noticed that there is also sumac in the picture above! Only much older one. I liked the place and couldn’t leave the spot without taking a photo. We started our trip quite early and there was the misty air you can see in the background, it complemented the scene perfectly.

I’d like to finish this post with a quotation:

“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

A piece of good advice, isn’t it?

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