from flowers as from the landscape . . .
. . . the color has begun to fade. rich summer greens are fading to colors, which will retreat to brown after they have come to rest on the ground. what is left will be the gray brown stems and trunks of plants and trees, the gray-white of snow, and the pale blue of winter skies. a new winter palette, that this hydrangea seems to see coming already.
october hydrangea (hortensia)