Flowering pear
Sunday March 15th 2009, 7:18 pm
Filed under: My Garden

imgp71844My photos haven’t been embiggening since a recent WordPress update.    I’ll ask my blogmeister about it, but I want to give her a little time: she and her family bought a house last week.  Meantime, my flowering pear, the one we once thought we were losing, has burst into bloom in the last few days, throwing up its arms to the heavens in celebration of spring, and fuller and healthier than ever.


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How beautiful your tree is! The Bradford Pear trees have been blooming here for the past few weeks. Many of them have completely traded their fluffy white blossoms for fresh green leaves.

Comment by Renna 03.15.09 @ 7:33 pm

Yes, my neighbor’s pear is flowering quite abundantly, too. Mine, however, is not. We had to cut it down to a stump two years ago. Luckily we did this before a big storm could blow it down!

Comment by Ruth 03.15.09 @ 10:54 pm

Beautiful tree! We have to few trees in our neighborhood, lots of palm trees but too few blooming trees.

Comment by TripletMom 03.15.09 @ 11:07 pm

Those are heavenly happy blooms, because your are home, healing, and happily sharing your heart 🙂

Love & Prayers,

Comment by Marianne 03.15.09 @ 11:22 pm

It’s beautiful, Alison. Thanks for sharing as I will share your warm weather and spring with you until it arrives in Vermont. I think I saw a blade of green grass the other day…quite exciting!

Comment by Joansie 03.16.09 @ 4:54 am

Oh good, I usually click for a bigger pic so I’ll be lookin’ forward to bein’ able to do that again soon. I love pear blossoms! 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 03.16.09 @ 4:54 am

No pear trees but the Peach tres are in bloom here and very pretty!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 03.16.09 @ 5:23 am

Very pretty! Could the mystery tree be a mulberry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulberry

Comment by LynnM 03.16.09 @ 5:30 am

Very pretty! My inlaws have some lovely bradfords, but they’re not blooming yet.

Comment by Channon 03.16.09 @ 5:56 am

The tree is beautiful. I’m looking forward to the blossoms here in way upstate NY. At least the snow is gone!

Comment by Jody M 03.16.09 @ 6:00 am

Embiggening? I’m not familiar with that word. Yes the tree is lovely! As I drive around this area, I see some trees just bursting with white blossoms.

Funny out of real life: ‘Way back in 1970, when Amalie were just engaged, I was at her apartment here in sunny California, and it was a gorgeous February morning. The almond trees were in full bloom when Am said she wanted to call her nephew Kenny back in New York for his birthday. Ken’s mother answered, and said to Amalie, “Kenny’s outside shoveling snow!”

Comment by Don Meyer 03.16.09 @ 7:11 am

Beautiful tree. It’s starting to warm up here but I wish I had your weather!

Comment by Eileen 03.16.09 @ 8:55 am

This just in –
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, “My Mummy looked back once, while she was driving,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”

Just looked back at my posting, and noticed a typo –should read “when Amalie and I were just engaged …”

Comment by Don Meyer 03.16.09 @ 9:14 am

How can someone not smile when the pears bloom? Glad your trees have revived.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 03.16.09 @ 9:39 am

“Embiggening” is a word first coined, as far as I know, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee of the Yarnharlot.ca blog to describe clicking on an online photo to see the larger version of it.

Comment by AlisonH 03.16.09 @ 10:26 am

Beautiful! and the very definition of exuberance 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 03.16.09 @ 10:45 am

Beautiful tree. I do miss the many fruit trees we had in our garden in Denmark.

Comment by Bea 03.16.09 @ 1:19 pm

What lovely pictures:)
I have awards for you on my blog.(((((Hugs)))) Darcy

Comment by Darcy 03.16.09 @ 2:55 pm

Me=jealous. We finallygot some nice weather today. No blossoming trees yet. phooey

Comment by Carol 03.16.09 @ 3:25 pm

Even in miniature, the pear is amazing! Thank you for sharing; it’ll be a month or more before we see blossoms here. A sight for sore eyes!

Comment by Cathy-Cate 03.16.09 @ 4:20 pm

I really miss the flowering tree right outside the screened in balcony at my old apt. I miss spinning and knitting on that balcony and watching and listening to the birds singing their spring and summer songs. Change can be really hard sometimes. 🙁 Maybe next spring I will be somewhere where I can see and hear the birds singing again. I did get to see and hear the geese this year tho. 🙂

Comment by LDSVenus 03.16.09 @ 6:14 pm

Regarding the photos, what it looks like is that your old photos are set to link to the larger version, whereas the new photos aren’t. (I looked at your source code.) You’re missing the A HREF tag, if that makes any sense. If this was done automatically before, then probably a default setting somewhere changed during the upgrade.

Beautiful trees!

Comment by RobinH 03.17.09 @ 6:22 am

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