Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Bradford Pears

It's March in Atlanta, the Dogwoods will bloom soon, but first we get the Bradford Pear Trees. They explode in white blossoms and shed them about 4 weeks later in a snow-like cascade of petals. They also kinda stink when they first bloom, but they are mighty pretty!



19 comments:

Comedy + said...

Ahhhhh, spring is finally here. Beautiful!

madd said...

how beautiful..they look like they have been 'flocked' with fake snow..stunning, m

Celeste said...

Those sneeze making trees! LOL

The Wilson's said...

Now this is what I call spring!!! Happy WW!!!

Chrissy :)

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Gotta love our Atlanta Springs!!
Happy WW :)

maiylah said...

don't have them here, but they look so beautiful!!
wonderful shots!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Donna said...

I always look forward to the Bradfords blooming.

Mike Thomas said...

That looks incredible. Up here it's still below zero with snow and ice all around.
Soon enough we'll thaw out though. Good job on trivia again, and nice ww pics.

Brian said...

Love the blossoms, not the pollen.

annb said...

Beautiful! I love the Spring with all the new flowers and the colors of the trees. Redbuds are one of my favorites, but I like these, too.

Angela Giles Klocke said...

I LOVE those trees!

Selena Kitt said...

Oh I'm SO jealous! I want spring NOW! *pout*

Leigh said...

Blooming here too, so pretty! When the wind blows sometimes it looks like it's snowing.

Gene Bach said...

It's nice when the trees start to flower. That's still a ways off in this neck of the woods.

Bex said...

I can't wait to see our trees looking like this. Great WW post for the first day of spring!!

Patty said...

At first glance, it looks like a snow-covered tree. I bet you're thankful it's not.

FelineFrisky said...

Oh, pears & peaches are my fav's! They are really beautiful trees. thanks for the breath of spring! D :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

We have tons of those here, including one in my back yard. They look great, I always think they look like snowball trees. The closest we get here to snow, hehehe! But you're right - boy, do they stink! When we walk in our neighborhood, we can barely make it with the smell.

Ours are nearly finished blooming and almost all green now. It's quick, about like azaleas. Maybe 2 weeks of bloom time, but they sure are pretty then!