I went by the park early this morning to take photos of the myrtle and look what I saw. There was a group of retirees gathered around the duck ponds feeding the ducks. They were chatting away having a grand time, visiting and enjoying the ducks. I thought it was so cute.
But back to the myrtle bush. It is a Mediterranean native and is commonly used as a seasoning. The leaves have a pungent aroma not unlike rosemary. It can make a large tree-like shrub with age. These have been here by the ponds for many years. I remember seeing them when I was a kid. Sometime I'll do a post on this particular park where I spent so many happy hours as a child; swimming, visiting the museum, making myself dizzy on the merry-go-round, winding the May Pole, and visiting the rose garden. Happy, happy days.