Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Man Behind the Oranges In the Window on Court Street, Brooklyn

For years and years, we have admired the well-tended oranges and other citrus growing in a window on Court Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The trees produce a bounty of tropical fruit every winter -- citrus season in Florida.

When we were younger we skipped by the trees. Later we walked by them. Season after season, we wondered whose trees they were and who kept them so well.

Yesterday, when passing by, we saw some movement near the base of the pots. There were two white-gloved hands sweeping up a bit of orange-blossom debris. We took a photo, and found when we got home that we could just make out a bit of the long-admired citrus tender behind the tree on the left.

Citrus Man, we salute you.


Related: Sweet Bounty on Court Street PMFA

Photo by MK Metz

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2 comments:

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

Excellent catch. I always stopped to admire these trees when I lived in the area. They sometimes looked a little sad, but that never lasted long. Great photo.

Katia said...

I LOVE those trees. They always make me smile as I walk by, especially on a cold winter day.