More photos of witch hazels and a late night bandit
Native or common witch hazel. Hamamelis viginiana. The yellow flower petals which may actually be bracts are much shorter than the petals on hybridized plants. See below for comparison.
Yellow and red hybrid witch hazels.
Yellow witch hazel in landscape.
Bandit! Sorry about the blurry photo. The double pane glass and low light conspired to make a less than sharp portrait.
'Hasta la vista, baby'