Sunday, April 19, 2009
One of my favorite places in the city at this time of year is the obelisk in Central Park, behind the Metropolitan Museum. It's surrounded by Japanese magnolias that never fail to please. The little boy above was happily taking his own photos.
The flowers have a sweet aroma that filters down to those standing and walking beneath them.
The petals are so soft that the ones on the sidewalk bear the patterns of passing footprints.
Although I love to go to Central Park and see the magnolias, as I did yesterday, we have one of our own in our courtyard. Here it is, as seen from my window.