Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spingtime...second installment!

Yes siree....it truly is Springtime here, take a look if you don't believe me!

This Bradford Pear tree was hit by lightning twice that I know of then lost branches due to wind but every Spring it blossoms and gives a beautiful show regardless!  In fact, I like it's free-form shape better than the
"perfect" ones they use for landscaping.
I put the camera in "closeup" mode but it doesn't seem to work but look at the sweet flowers in the background with their perfect pink centers.  These are the Bradford Pear flowers.  This is not an edible pear tree but it does get pretty little brownish green fruits in the Fall that I use for decorating.  
Hurray!  Storm clouds are  moving in!  We need rain badly!
 Even the woods are "greening up"!



So, it's official!  I'm glad I took these pictures yesterday as it is raining today but no threat of severe weather  so far (whew!) just a nice rain and an occasional thunder.  I'm happy for the rain as we have been in high fire danger for a week or more and there have been some fires in AR but not near us, thank goodness!  With the high winds we had these last few days it would have been impossible to contain a fire if one started.   I am pretty much surrounded by woods here so you can see my concern!  But the rains came and I am grateful!  Happy Springtime!

4 comments:

  1. You are so funny! I love reading your posts. I read right back to your Martha Stewart post. :) Glad to hear you got some rain. Your scarf is turning out nicely. I'm working on some crocheted dishcloths -- quick and easy is about all I can handle right now. Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

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  2. A pear tree oh that would be great, I don't think we have pear trees in Florida...do we? Oranges, we have oranges....If you get a chance tell the rain to head this way!

    Carol

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  3. It's been raining here all day.
    Brenda

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  4. Happy Spring to you too. Lovely pics. Thanks for your kind visit to my blog. Come again!

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