Summer has well and truly given way to Autumn now and it'll soon be time to pack away the flip-flops and summer clothes.
But even while we were still enjoying the summer weather to the full, Mother Nature was warning us that all good things have to come to an end, even the best summer we've had for a few years.
Would you believe I actually took these photos of a hedgerow just outside town at the beginning of August!
I couldn't bring myself to make the patterns from their colour palettes, though, until the weather felt a lot more autumnal . . .
Both colour palettes are authentically 'autumn' and yet what a contrast between the 'vibrantly flaming' and the more 'mellow, fruitful' face of the season.
And then, on my way to a dental check-up last week, I passed a shop, rather on the edge of the main shopping centre, that specialises in outfits for the Mother of the Bride and Guests.
The window display was certainly eye-catching! And even without my love of '70s psychedelic colours schemes and 'flower power', I'd have found it hard not to stop and take some photos.
I'm afraid the photos don't do justice to the brilliance of the colour palette. But maybe you can see why it stopped me in my tracks when I remind you of one of my recent posts?
So while the time may have come to put away our summer dresses and bring out some warmer clothes, it's looking as if, this year at least, we don't have to say goodbye to gloriously colourful clothes and accessories.
And that's great as far as I'm concerned - how about you?