Tuesday, December 21, 2010

red tree

This little birch grows in a pot in front of 125 Prospect Park West, where we were kindly invited last week to make gingerbread. The color of the bark struck me enough, I'd say, but when I noticed the branch collar that looks like a heart, I had to check my eyes. It turns out I know the woman who potted and cares for this tree and its twin, which are red on the East side which faces the park and yellow on the side where it gets the building's shade. Red in the East and Yellow in the West, the color wheel always does as it likes.

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