One of the sweetest NYC Parks Department plantings is sandwiched between the foot path to the bridge on the Brooklyn Heights' side, and the busy turn-off from it to Henry Street and the BQE. The trees there are lovely and well-chosen in a woodlandsy way. This is were I photographed the Hamamelis last week - this week it is a little past its best. Later in the spring there will be magnolias, then dogwoods, and in a few days, I think, the Cornelian cherries (Cornus mas, dogwood family) will open their tight yellow buds.
A big clean-up was evident, the mess from winter removed, so that green spikes of daffodils showed, and then these... I swung my legs over the railings and stepped carefully so as not to squash anything. I wonder if anyone notices the little things? These small ones really excite me. They're special.