Looking through my backlog of photos to deal with, I came across a folder full of shots from May. Here is a gorgeous flax (Linum perenne) flowering in the back garden:
There are no more flowers on that plant although it gave a long-lasting display and, as a reliable perennial, should be back to dazzle again next year. My autumn but, on the other side of the globe, someone else’s spring.
The photo was taken with my 70-300mm lens, which we had set up mainly to capture birds on the feeders. It isn’t the sharpest bit of glass in the bag, nor the fastest but here it has done well to capture a balance of detail and soft focus as well as the mix of blues and greens.