Anyone who’s driven down Brooks Road lately surely notices that it’s a rather hectic boulevard, lined with all sorts of commercial and industrial facilities, warehouses, and trucking firms. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — goodness knows we need all the business we can get — but it’s not a place I would call “tranquil.”
So if I didn’t have this old postcard, I would never believe that Brooks Road was once home to a “flower farm.”
The postcard, unfortunately, tells me nothing about this establishment, so I cannot tell you who Vera Daniel was, where the flower farm (or farms) was located, what kind of flowers they grew, who bought them — nothing at all, really.
I just wanted to share the postcard with you. Apparently the business operated out of what seems to have been a fairly nice two-story home. And that home had two large trees in the yard. But I can’t see anything in the windows, and the place didn’t even have a sign. Or if it did, the photographer didn’t bother including it in his picture.
Of course, that same photographer decided to snap a picture of a flower farm during the winter, when the ground was covered with snow, so I guess I shouldn’t expect too much help from him.
Still, it seems a rather lovely place — a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of Brooks Road today.