Took a walk this morning and was stopped still by these blossoms. They appear to be the treasured tuber-growing Dahlias. Their dainty charm requires that tubers be dug and preserved carefully during cold winters and replanted in the warming spring days.
The Dahlia you brought to our isle
Your praises forever shall speak
‘Mid gardens as sweet as your smile
And colour as bright as your cheek.
–Lord Holland (1773–1840)
The many maples throughout the forest had predominantly yellow leaves, except for a few trees such as this one.
This website has clear, yet detailed explanations for the specific colors found in autumn leaves: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/pubs/leaves/leaves.shtm.