20 Dec 17 Number 8 in our countdown. Back home for today's submission. With the last several days of torrential rain I think it appropriate for something both colorful to offset the gray of the skies as well as displaying a bit of moisture to substantiate the rain claim. This is a shot of the smoke bush that lives on the side of the house near the garage. It is a lovely smokey maroon and green in the spring and summer, but come fall it loves to show off. This was taken before it put on its coat of many colors, in the previous rain spell, but you can get some idea of what lay ahead.
This is what the camera saw. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/60 sec @ f / 9 with fill flash.