Thursday, August 20, 2009
Outside the main branch of the Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue is a small garden. Just two little plots on either side of the front entrance.
Most people just walk by without a second glance on their way in and out of the building. And, this being a public library in an urban setting, there are often some rather unsavory loiters in their usual spots on the concrete benches edging the garden.
But this little garden is worth noticing, particularly the hibiscus with huge wine-colored flowers.
Yesterday, on the way out of the library with some novels for late summer reading, I spotted one of my favorite flowers - these elegant white lilies - in full bloom.