Fragrant Flowers Adorn Sheepshead Bay Train Station

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(Photo by Ray Johnson)

This photograph was taken at the Sheepshead Bay subway station on the side overlooking the CVS store towards East 14 Street. There wasn’t a lot of time to take the picture and no telephoto lens to help with a better shot. So you’ll have to take my word for it when I say that it’s a pretty bit of nature.

It’s not too easy to find nature around here in the concrete jungle, but this particular bit infuses not just the eyes with its color trailing through the branches — it also permeates the nose with its fragrance. It’s a plant I’ve only seen and smelled in the springtime when waiting for the subway.

We would like to know what this plant is — so if anyone wants to get a better look and can possibly identify it, you’ll have to pay the subway fare.

We hope to hear from you soon.