Friday, January 13, 2012

Quince Flowers at Susan's

Outside now in Brooklyn, most branches are bare, with the exception of those plants that hold their leaves here throughout the winter and the winter buds of next years leaves and flowers on decidious trees. But inside at Susan's, there is a branch or two with some blooming quince flowers. And they are all the more sweet because the sight of something blooming now is rare. They put me in the mind to visit a conservatory at a botanical garden or public garden nearby. With the exception of a florist or bodega, where flowers are flown in from warmer climes around the world, I can't think of somewhere else right here in New York City where I could get a real taste of what it might be like to be in another season where things are blooming.

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