Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Weeping Pear Blossoms

Living in Black Mountain NC - photographs of the beauty of Western North Carolina

They are among our first big blossoms.  Then they go quickly if it's warm for long.  I used to think this was a Bradford Pear, but looking at it's configuration with long weeping branches, I'm leaning toward that species.

...here is the beauty across the street from me.

My cottage behind the pear blossoms, you can barely see my car in the driveway.  This tree seems to weep and never gains any height.
An ornamental tree which never bears pears.  (I couldn't resist.)




These pictures were taken as it blossomed last week, before we had several nights of frost.  It was about 10 days later blooming than it did last year, however.

Quote for today:



I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
John O'Donohue
"Fluent" from Conamara Blues


PS: A recent lovely walk to Pearson Falls with many wildflower pictures will be edited and posted here SOON.  Just saying, I have a few other things coming up first which I've already put in line for sooner, but after they have done their thing, there will be wildflowers!  And waterfalls!  
 

9 comments:

  1. beautiful, I love weeping blossoms

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  2. Thank you for sharing the tree photo! There is one of those blooming at the house we are hoping to purchase. We weren't sure what it was and now we know. They sure are beautiful.

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    1. Sure hope you can move to that new house! I guessed at the name of the tree...it blooms at the same time as Bradford Pears, which I called it for a while, thinking it had just been pruned to this shape. But then it's branches always go down instead of up, so it's something weeping, for sure!

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  3. Oh I just love spring blooms! The only problem is that they just don't last long enough.
    ~ Terri

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    1. Maybe that's why I take so many pictures of them!

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  4. They are a beautiful tree with their sets of white blooms. Yes in our area frost can happen through out the spring blossoms time until May.

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    1. Isn't it great that spring blooms do happen before the last frost? We'd go bonkers if we had to wait that long for beauty and colors!

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  5. Beautiful tree and blossoms, and I love the quote!

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