Sunset - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Firebush in the golden hour

Firebush in the golden hour

The golden hour at this time of year and at this location, starts around 3pm and is usually done by 5. The hill to the west has a lot of tall trees, so the direct sun light is blocked off a good 10 to 15 minutes before the official sunset of 4:45 or so.

The firebush is a non-native invader who is not too aggressive, but is spread willy-nilly by birds and deer. Like bush honeysuckle, the young ones pull up easily and I pull the young ones up along with the bush honeysuckle. I leave a few, like this one, for their color.