This is the time of the year when the 'hot' flowers bloom.
You know the ones, the reds and golds and oranges.
The colors just look "hot" - almost like fireworks and wienie roasts and basking in the sun.
They are very short lived, probably because of heat and dryness -- but very eye popping while they are here. "Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James