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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Linden Blossoms

This particular linden is called basswood. Its late blossoming is something to look forward to when spring is over.

The flowers are small and unspectacular, but they have an alluring fragrance, attracting buzzing crowds of happy bees. Linden honey!

There is the magic of the present moment and also the magic of literary association. The latter transports me to Russia a hundred years ago, where I am Doctor Zhivago, inhaling the fragrance of linden blossoms through train windows....


  1. Can almost smell it from here!

  2. Dawn and others, I meant to include the link to Dr. Zhivago when I put up the photos.