My friend Jen brought my attention to the strange shapes wrapped bushes take. Wrapping is done to protect the bushes from the weight of snow, and in some cases, from the salt that splashes as cars pass.
This one stood in a row of several bushes, but it was the only one to catch my eye. I see a woman in peasant garb standing here - enjoying the bit of sun before the snow comes again. She will be transformed in about a month as she sheds her wrappings to once again be a bush.