Saturday, March 20, 2010

Flowering Back Bay

Spring flowers have appeared already at at least two Back Bay addresses. At 263 Commonwealth Avenue, you'll find the first of the neighborhood's magnolias in early bloom, especially its upper branches. We can expect plenty of magnolia action in the next couple of weeks, but this tree is a "star" variety, which is always the first to bloom, with slender, pure-white petals:


The garden next door at 265 was not was not be outdone, with an outstanding profusion of crocuses:


If you stand at the boundary between these two addresses, on a sunny Saturday with temperatures in the 60s, you can almost convince yourself it's April. But never fear, you still have nearly four weeks to file your taxes.

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