Monday, November 19, 2012

Cherries in fall

This is the cherry esplanade at the BBG, where in May frilled Kanzan petals swirl and people stand and sit and sometimes skip and point a hundred cameras.

Quite nice with just leaves.

And the late afternoon dark dropping over the tall trees.

So many trees have fallen, including a row of 80 year old tilias (lindens). All keeled over to the west, giant trunks lying flat like skittles.


  1. those were some strong winds Sandy brought with her from the west. Every tree that fell on my block fell in that direction.

  2. I was just thinking of last summer's hurricane and this fall's even more wicked storm.

    Is this it then?

    The way of the world? Trees falling, waters flooding, people living in cars?

    I'm shuddering.

    xo Jane

  3. look at your planterly readership above: Lily Hydrangea, flwrjane (sounds like a book title!) and me coming in to imagine those hulking trunks downed like statues of military heroes: that's how I feel about them. I want to honor them for a job well done.


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