Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New York Spring: Carroll Gardens

A trip to Stinky for some more of their smoked duck breast (very good but not in the same, unctuous league as the duck prosciutto of Granville Island), took me further south of my beaten path. I walked up through Carroll Gardens and found what one finds when one takes a different road. New things, revelation. Like, open lilac! Corner of DeGraw and Tomkin's Place.

A blue door and a pink cherry next to the little shared garden that was too shaded for a good picture: the difficulty of early evening in the grid: bright light slicing down streets running east- west, somber evening in the cross streets.

Clinton and DeGraw. A fruiting cherry. I know because I've seen it in summer. Full of cherries.

A very lovely magnolia, just when I thought I was magnolia-ed out. DeGraw between Smith and Clinton.


  1. I don't know, I'm very fond of that early evening light... It stretches shadows and turns silver to gold.

  2. Oh, I know, it's just that when you want it on a sidestreet it ain't there.

  3. This is a beautiful magnolia tree. Yellow ones are, as far as I know, rare and difficult to breed. Does anyone know what's this breeding is called? I would love to know what its name is.

  4. I think this one may be "Elizabeth", Tammy.


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