Our largest flowering cherry tree is later to blossom and later to shed its leaves compared with the other two in our garden. But the frosty nights and colder days now, plus the decreasing number of daylight hours have meant we are offered this glowing, warming display right now.
It is Chinese New Year today according to my calendar and red is a colour strongly associated with this event.
Red was also one of the theme colours in our recent family wedding and a colour I love and wear a lot of.
So here is a planter bowl of red impatiens that sits near my sunny doorway and cheers me on each day.