If the third week of April means it is now really autumn, let there be red, I say. In fact we seem to be a touch slow this year, but only an extensive comparison of year-on-year photo records can prove anything. And usually it proves how consistent nature really is. Anyway, most autumnal at the moment is the Cornus florida at the Embarkment, more so when photographed by flash in the fading light, which further accentuates the lighter, somewhat silver shades on the back of the elegantly curved leaves. Action plan for Sunday: spend time in the garden with the camera!