Friday, June 14, 2013

A summery surprise on 6th Street

Each time I walk past the vacant lot on the north side of E 6th Street, just east of 1st Avenue, I fantasize about building a little log cabin in this fairy wood.

Wild strawberries

On this day of torrential rain, the ground cover is lush and green.  But, there's something more going on here...look closer.

Wild strawberries

Strawberries!

Wild strawberries

I've seen them here and there in the community gardens, but never in an unattended space like this.  And the lot is filled with them.

The birds and mice will have a field day.

8 comments:

  1. Loved these photos and the strawberry surprise! Have a great weekend!

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  2. my private coneyJune 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    what a wonderful respite from the tsunami of development

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  3. onemorefoldedsunsetJune 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Wow ... a carpet of strawberries. Are these tiny ones? Look like some alpine strawberries I have in my back yard. They grow voraciously!
    These pictures are beautiful.

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  4. Yes! It was so refreshing to breathe in the air from this lot.

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  5. Yes, these are tiny, about the size of a fingernail. I don't remember seeing them before this year, but I also spotted some in Tompkins Square Park.

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  6. If I were there I would be sitting in the middle of the patch covered with strawberry juice, eating and moaning with joy.

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