A Wild Pink Shrub by the River and the Man Who Takes Her Picture

We went down to the river in Rhode Island today. We were looking for Autumn and thought it might be hiding along the river in Lewis Bleiweis Park.

The prettiest pink shrub
Photo: Garry Armstrong

It was or at least a bit of it was there. A few trees with red and yellow leaves and a giant pink shrub. The side streams were flowing very heavily and there were whirlpools in the river.

Together, we took more than 300 pictures. I took pictures of the pink bushes and Garry took pictures of me taking pictures of the bush. And we both took pictures of the river and the trees. More to come on those.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

For now, for this last night of September, it’s all about the pink shrub (no, I don’t know what it is but I’m sure someone will recognize it) and me and my camera.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

22 thoughts on “WILD PINK SHRUB AND ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER – Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. I don’t think it’s a vine. I think it’s either a really BIG bush — or a tree. There were actually two of them in the garden patch, not one. I only shot that one. The other one was back-lighted and I didn’t think I’d get the color. But pink is NOT an autumn color.


    1. I’ve never seen them either, but it didn’t look wild at all. It looked like a mature garden shrub — or maybe it is a tree. Also, pink is not a color you see much in the fall, so it was an odd time for it to show up! It was pretty big. In size, at least as big as a well-grown lilac. But not a lilac.


    1. Thank you. Garry seems to spend half his shooting time trying to get a flattering angle of me. I don’t know WHAT he thinks I’m going to do with all these pictures of me, but I appreciate the through πŸ˜€

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    1. From a distance, I thought it was brown, but as I got closer, I realized it was pink (mostly) with white mixed in. As I keep saying, I’m sure it’s a garden plant, not wild. I just don’t know what it is. It was pretty big, too … at least 15 or more feet tall.

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          1. From the flowers and leaves i’d say we’ve got the right genus, now we just need to narrow down the species! πŸ˜‰ (Or maybe the owners just use a secret super fertilizer?)

            As to why it should be flowering now in the upper NE i have no blooming idea! πŸ˜‰


    1. Definitely not a lilac. I have several lilacs on my property and these are nothing like them. There’s a name for them, I’m sure. I just don’t know what it is. But I think this is a garden plant, not a wildflower.

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