Well, with no thought to us poor under-world creatures here in the southern hemisphere, Dijea set the challenge to be 'spring flowers' last week. I could resurrect some images from the archives, but instead I have taken these images of autumness in my garden. Soft shade and late afternoon slanting sun make the colours glow.
A cool corner under the fruit-laden mandarin tree grows pink fragrant japanese anemones well. The little variegated summer violet's leaves are looking rather tatty now at the end of summer, the ruby bromeliad has captured in its rosette bits and pieces from the trees above, and I can't look at the plump crab-apples without thinking how they will make plenty of glowing salmon-pink jelly for our winter morning toast.