Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tilia x europaea

Stop by the Library this week to enjoy the wonderfully fragrant blossoms of the beautiful European Linden in our front yard.

In honor of these amazing trees, Friedrich Ruckert wrote the following for Gustav Mahler's Ruckertlieder - Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (translated by Emily Ezust): "I breathed a gentle fragrance. In the room stood a sprig of linden, a gift from a dear hand. How lovely was the fragrance of linden."

Depending on the weather, the blossoms won't last long, so pull into our parking lot when you're going by. This is too good to miss!

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