I grew up in a moderate climate area with autumns that had so beautiful nuances from green, yellow to dark orange and red. I could not take my eyes from the window when we were traveling on a highway and the hills were rolling in this yellow-orange-red sea.
Now we live in the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix, AZ and the fall colors are very vibrant, but most of them seem to be purple, lavender, violet. On my drive today from North to South Phoenix, it seemed every place had at least one of those plants happily in bloom. I was quite fascinated and could not resist taking a few photos.
Langman's sage bush Violet Silverleaf