Funny that the early summer we have been having in late winter and early spring has been accompanied by creeping fog over New York harbor, nightly fog warnings and a slow-departing mist every morning.
Right on the water in Red Hook spring has been held up. It's colder, here. An off-duty paramedic sat in the sun, her ambulance and sleeping partner resting in the car park beyond. On the pier nearby, the perennial fishermen cast their lines.
(For a Wow!-contrast, look at what this Pier 44 park looked like last June.)
Botanical confusion. A little wind-bitten, but in early white bloom, and scented. Possibly semi-evergreen, I thought. I had no idea what this was. It was only when looking at those summer pictures that I thought...Could it be? The chartreuse leafed Spiraea thunbergii? Really?!
Yes, said Google.
I had no idea it bloomed this early. Berber' eenteresteen', as the cat would say. Even more reason to like it. Not only that fine, willowy golden-green foliage, but this early taste of perfume. If you have space for it, tuck in in, somewhere. Good near blue and grey and silver.