Now the hedgerow
Is blanched for an hour with transitory blossom
Of snow, a bloom more sudden
Than that of summer
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. Little Gidding (Four Quartets). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
TIME: 4:27 PM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: Sedum in snow
We received a little dusting of snow this morning. The kids were all excited, however we didn’t have much accumulation. This is my “Autumn Joy” sedum, that I planted late this summer in my front flower beds. I like this sedum, it started white, then gradually turned pink and finally a lovely red color. I especially like the dark seed heads that remain on the plant over the winter. I think it provides a nice contrast to the white snow.