Looking like the inside of a zombie's throat, this is a seed pod of Paeonia obovata, shiny from the Vancouver rain in my parent's garden where we visited yesterday. Earlier today I posted that it was stinking Iris but my Mum has set me right. Thanks Mum! Your garden is full of wonderful things.
My mum has planted Doll's Eyes in her woodland garden. I love them.
Though we don't have many red autumn leaves here on the west coast, there is plenty of scarlet and crimson in the garden.