Every now and again nature produces a beautiful anomaly, and this seems to be one. Dock often turns red as it ages but this one was bright vibrant scarlet, on its own and I spotted it over 100 yds away, it was that visible...A gorgeous sight to see.
You run into quirks in nature sometimes. There's a buckeye tree down on the creek that has ONE limb that turns red before any other on the tree, or any other trees in the area. I've watched it for probably 30 years now and it happens every year.
yeah, there are things like that that I adore, nature doesn't just follow a text book, it does its own thing.