Sedum almost abloom

Summer is winding down (or rather, has wound down as tomorrow starts the school year here in the northeast) and the sedum is about to bloom. I just love sedum in its preblossom stage, as to me it looks like fluffy white clouds that will soon mature to the most beautiful shade of pink (and how blossoms are SO welcome this time as year, as the flowering season is almost to an end). Sedum, along with its friends joe pye weed, goldenrod…the late bloomers of summer that give way to fall and seem to bid farewell to the heat and humidity. Take a bow my dear flowering friends before your exit, soon ice and cold will envelope your brown leaves and stems (and we do enjoy leaving your skeleton up until spring to watch the snow and icicles gather on your branches).