Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bradford Pear

Flowering trees are the epitome of delight. The short-lived blooms remind us to relish great moments as they happen. This photo is of a Bradford Pear tree in front of my house.

These petals have been open about 5 hours. Even a day later, they won't be this fresh, this pristine. I consider myself lucky to be home on the day of the bloom, lucky to have a camera and lucky to have an audience to share it with.

Are you been noticing the flowering trees where you live?
Happy Spring!


Ruth Ann said...

Anne, we have 30 Bradford pears lining our driveway - actually, it's more of a lane.

They only bloom for a short time, but we are so lucky to have them!

Anne Reeves said...

Sounds gorgeous, Ruth Ann! Don't you love the touch of pink inside? Take a picture!

MmeBenaut said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think Ruth Ann's driveway would be spectacular. Come to think of it, our driveway looks a bit like a lane too but is lined with Pinoaks and Photinias