Fall flowers always seem to live on the edge. They withstand chilly temperatures, harsh cold fronts and cool, gray days as October heads into November. But when you find some of these hardy flowers clinging to life in late autumn, their beauty stands out against the leafless trees and the background of brown, dried grasses. These coral honeysuckle, clinging to a trellis, provided a bright and cheerful interlude on an otherwise gray and dreary day. It won’t be long before they’ll be gone, victims of freezing temperatures and the forecasted snow for this weekend, but in the meantime they reminded me of warm, sunny days, bees buzzing and drinking lemonade in the shade of a tall oak tree. Can you tell that summer is my favorite season?