Plaintalker II is the successor to Plainfield Plaintalker, a hyperlocal blog about Plainfield, New Jersey.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Flowering Quince, A Spring Favorite
Walking home from a meeting last week, I saw the Flowering Quince in front of City Hall Annex in bloom.
It was dark and I had to use the flash, but in case you haven't seen it, I wanted to share the image.
Here's a close-up:
One website says the Flowering Quince symbolizes rebirth, while others connect it to the goddess Venus and say it means temptation. The flowers start to bloom before the leaves appear and are favorites for Lunar New Year decorations. Whatever you want to think about them, they are a lovely sight, right on Watchung Avenue! Enjoy!
I have been reporting on Plainfield for more than 30 years, first at the Plainfield Today weekly, then at the Courier News and after retirement on the Plainfield Plaintalker blog and its successor, Plaintalker II.
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