May 15, 2011
I took a hike a couple weekends ago to Hunter Island, which, amazingly enough, is part of the Bronx. Though now connected to Orchard Beach by landfill, it was once a true island, owned by a wealthy man named John Hunter who had a mansion and large estate there.
There’s nothing left of the house (that I could find, anyway), but the now feral ruins of his gardens remain.
Though difficult to imagine now, in another month, this entire field will explode in orange tiger lilies.