I am fairy certain this is not what author Judith A. Lindberg had in mind when she wrote:
A tangerine and russet cascade
Of kaleidoscopic leaves
Creates a tapestry of autumn magic
Upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.
Nevertheless, bougainvillea and hibiscus thrive in the extreme heat of recent weather. (As you can see, the colors of autumn are different in Southern California.)
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