unter den linden

linden blossoms

One of my favorite, favorite smells of all time is the delicate scent of linden blossoms. Yesterday when I was taking my daily lunchtime walk I noticed it – the lindens were finally out! This is a photo I took of the linden tree I was passing at the time. I remember reading once that in Germany, the scent of linden blossoms is considered an aphrodisiac, and that many babies are conceived during the month of June when the lindens are in bloom. I appreciate delicious, natural perfumes…

Unter den Linden is the name of a boulevard in Berlin, and a popular name for a German poem often set to music.

renewal – tree flowers

maple tree blossoms

In an earlier post I wrote about how much I love the misty yellow-green that begins to surround tree limbs in the spring.

One thing I never noticed until I was an adult was that the first new green is often not leaves – it’s flowers. Maples and other trees that drop seeds or fruit blossom first before their leaves come out.

I appreciate tree flowers.


Photo theme for April: Renewal