We may not have cherry blossoms out here in California, but we do have flowering pear trees. I’m so glad I thought to photograph them before last night, because we had a pretty severe rainstorm and most of the blossoms are gone now.
Pyrus calleryana or Callery pear tree produces fruit, but it’s very small and hard and only appeals to birds.
I added a cross-processing filter to this one.
Great weekend, everyone!
These are lovely too. I like all the fruit trees when they are blossoming.
The cross-processing gives it a vintage look.
We have to wait at least two months before there will be any blossoms.
I remember waiting for spring when we lived in the D.C. area. February seemed to last forever, even though it was the shortest month.
It’s pretty cold and windy here today. My ears hurt when I walked home.
I don’t mind cold weather, but I really dislike cold wind. The winter winds in the Midwest brings tears to your eyes, they’re so cold.
Ahh… of course you would have blossoms to photograph. I had forgotten the warm mild weather you get to contend with. Nice pictures.
Thank you. We don’t get nearly as many blossoms as the rest of the country, but the year-round growing season makes up for that.
Absolutely stunning. That last photo is so beautiful – so California!
Thanks so much, Marina. You are right–the blossoms look so different out here because of the light and the blue skies.
Wonderful! have a great weekend. Dang cold here so soak up some sunshine for me.
It’s actually 36 degrees here right now! But we’ll reach 60 before too long. Hope it warms up in London soon.
Flowering pear tree … beautiful, Carole!
When I lived in Atlanta, there were a lot of these trees around. Usually a harbinger of spring. And when the little petals fall it looks like snow!
I’ve only been to Atlanta once, but it was in April, and everywhere you looked there were beautiful things blooming! A feast for the eyes after wintry Ohio.
Hopefully, this will be the year I actually see the DC blossoms.
Such a pretty view of Spring! (even though it’s a little early for spring)
It does come early here. We’ll be getting summery weather this weekend.