24 June 2009

silver lindens in bloom

Alan just got back from visiting family on Prince Edward Island, so he and I went out for a veggie burger tonight to catch up. As we walked through the neighborhood we luxuriated in the fragrance of the millions of tiny flowers on the silver linden trees planted throughout Greenwich Village.

Wonderful trees: Alternate leaf arrangement; lots of floppy, lopsided, serrated leaves; and then these thin leafy appendages from which dangle tiny, rather insignificant flowers that nevertheless smell like heaven. Amazing.


  1. One of the transient joys of New York, year after year, the lindens in bloom.

  2. Hi, James! Alan and I trekked over to the High Line last night, too. What an amazing sight. I thought I might have seen you there, too, based on your profile pic, but maybe not.