Monday, April 21, 2008
St. Luke-in-the-Fields Garden
Between baseball games and practices on Sunday I managed to walk by the walled gardens of historic St. Luke-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Hudson Street. All winter it looked asleep and bleak, awaiting spring's warmth. Only recently have the trees started to awaken and the first tulips opened their annual blooms. In warm weather it's always a welcome haven for walkers looking for a quiet place to sit and relax. Once the trees leaf out fully and the roses bloom in May and June, it becomes a cool, shady retreat from the West Village fast lane. Even yesterday, under hazy, chilly skies, couples and little groups of friends occupied the garden's benches, retreating into their quiet conversations while the rest of us mucked about with our cameras.