Photo: dievca 05/2018 crabapple blossoms by the Hudson River

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

William Cullen Bryant

Redolence is the way something smells.

dievca always pauses on her way to work to enjoy the redolence of the flowering crabapple trees. The trees are in blossom earlier this year than last.

The word redolence almost always refers to the very best odors and scents.

Malus ~ on the ride home. The Dichotomy of NYC.


The beauty and the construction.
As Master says, “Spring in the City.”

The smell attracted dievca, the helicopter fascinated her and the sunset kept her.

Photos: dievca 04/2016 NYC