This is a crop of a photo of foliage highlighted by sunlight with an effect applied in Photoshop.
The original image has just been lightly processed and cropped in the version above to remove the worst of the lens flare. There was quite a lot, partly because the camera was struggling to capture the amazing light and partly as I was a little overexcited by seeing so much radiant, natural beauty before me. It happens!
Photographing things makes me more aware of how our eyes (even shortsighted ones like mine) are such responsive, flexible, subtle instruments. We should never take them for granted.
I photoshopped a few of the main distractions out in the version above (including the red traffic light) and added a paint daub effect. In the version I led with I cropped out the street context and took back the highlights by about 20% to make the colours pop even more.
The choice of this plant seemed inspired: city landscaping at its simplest and best. Although the colours may appear autumnal, the original shot shows April in St. Petersburg, Florida.
If you have a favourite version, or if you can identify the plant, please let me know in the comments.