My gardening companion planted a large native witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) to the left of the meadow in front of the garage some years ago (we've been reducing the meadow's size). It's flourished in the conditions there, and is really now more of a small tree than a shrub.
This afternoon, it glowed clear yellow, with the backdrop of our neighbor's beautiful old Southern red oak.
And the view from my study window was striking, too, with the vibrant yellow of the hickory peaking through.
After a rainy Saturday, it was nice to have a sunny fall day!