I just took this picture about 20 minutes ago, when I left the office to buy lunch. The entire plant was naked, except for this one bright red flower and solitary leaf at the top, framed against a hot summery sky.
There's a beauty and drama to this that I love. Not just the visual punch of the hot red against the big blue sky, but the last hurrah this plant is having before it puts itself to sleep for the summer. A grand gesture.
Last one out, please turn off the lights - and the mirrorball.