In spite of it being fall, there are many plants still flowering, as if summer is not over yet. In the front garden cape fuchsia dominate (partly because there are too many of them – overdue for a hard prune). The montbretia (crocosmia) will soon be done as their foliage is getting a bit tatty, but their orange blossoms are still cheerful. The mauve geraniums stick close to the ground but are always lovely.
Nearby the California poppies are heavily in seed, but flowers are persisting in clumps around my neighbourhood. These are in the Chinese cemetery a short distance from home.