end of summer?

According to the calendar the end of summer is near, but looking in the garden it seems we are right in the midst of it's first flourish! It could be something to do with my southerly location, and the (finally) settled weather! Bold gold sunflowers nodding in the breeze, vivid pink echinacea flowers trying to reach similar heights, pink/white/red geraniums filling spaces below and soft spears of purple lavender floating in their midst.  With nature any colour scheme seems to work!

 Bring summer indoors with bold mixes of unexpected colour, in a glass jug, bright vase or several old jam jars. Complement the colours with a cushion, throw or table runner in similar hues, and brighten up your indoor space to match the riot outdoors!