Heptacodium aka seven sons tree is blooming now. Now! In September! Right now this ten-foot-tall ornamental tree is full of white flowers. When they fall off in a couple of weeks, bright pink sepals remain well into October.
Even this late in the season, heptacodium is blooming. Even in the autumn of our lives, we too can bloom by focusing on the Dharma.
No matter whether we are a late bloomer or an early bloomer, we can bloom where we are planted.