Clinton Street Blossoms

The magnolias are starting to bloom, and this year, perhaps under the influence of the Japanese films I’ve been watching at Film Forum, I’m finding them a bit too rich for my blood. The ripe fleshiness is more blowsy than sensual. And the ghostly white ones nod towards the terrors of the “Whiteness of the Whale” chapter in Moby Dick. (The pink ones? Well, I try to keep this blog rated PG…. ) So I’m glad the local fruit trees are flowering. These subtle but confident blooms have no need to be gaudy trumpets. Nor do they rot on the ground like banana peels when they’re done. Rather, they fall like a gentle snow. These two were on Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights yesterday.
I miss the quince that was on my street until it was assassinated last year.

1 Response to “Clinton Street Blossoms”

  1. 1 meemsnyc April 8, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Magnolias are my favorite blooming tree, however my husband hates them. I just love the scent so much!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Bookmark and Share

Join 677 other subscribers
Nature Blog Network


%d bloggers like this: