Even a tiny inner courtyard of a downtown apartment building can offer lovely things to look at.
The star attractions in that of ours are a more than four-storey high horse chestnut – not exactly ‘my maple’ but quite a beautiful replacement – and a lush lilac shrub. I love the fact that the lilac flowers are the same colour as those in the garden of our previous home.
The above blossoms are now fading but little by little new plants are starting to bloom as our exceptionally warm early summer is being followed by a cooler period. Luckily, there are two more weeks until Midsummer. I am keeping my hopes high.