From the corner of my kitchen window, this plant looks to me like it is on fire.
Or it makes me think it is a large funny hat in the yard.
I had forgotten that this shrub can be so colorful in the fall. In summer, it is an ordinary green, that merely blends into the landscape.
Deer keep the lower branches nibbled to the fence that surrounds this bush. Surprisingly, the deer don’t bother to eat what is not at a convenient level for them. Unless they get very hungry, when we have seen, usually an old doe, stand on her hind legs to get a morsel of food.