Seven Day Nature Challenge – 5

Joanne at Coffee Fuels My Photography! nominated me to participate in this Seven Day Nature Photo Challenge.  I love Joanne’s beautiful photography and I really enjoy her sense of humor! I highly recommend that you check out her blog.

For this post, I would like to nominate Nancy at Two Trails One Road.

If anyone who follows me would like to be nominated to participate in this challenge, please leave a message in the comments …  I would be more than happy to nominate you. I know so many of you have already participated!

I hope you enjoy my nature choices! Here is DAY 5:

2016-03-21 Pear Trees_Fotor

Not our yard, but down the road from us. Our neighbor told us that these white trees (which seemed to be everywhere for a short time) were called Ornamental Pear Trees. The white blossoms were so striking. But then after about a week or so, they turned green. She told us that she would never have one because when the blossoms turn, they smell, shall we say, not pleasant! Hmmm, I didn’t smell anything but, hey, I’ll let someone else have them and I’ll just enjoy from a distance! Stinky or not, when they’re in bloom like that, they’re gorgeous! The picture just doesn’t do them justice.

39 comments on “Seven Day Nature Challenge – 5

  1. kittiesblue says:

    I think you did a great job capturing these pears. We have them all over our city (planted by the city), and though they are gorgeous, you are right, they STINK! I love how these two trees framed the tree (bush) in the background with the pink flowers. Well done!

  2. rabirius says:

    Beautiful spring colours.

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    I’m not sure I have ever seen so many blossoms!

  4. becca givens says:

    They are a sign Spring has Sprung!!! I love them too! I do not have any — but I enjoy others when I travel to GA and NJ!!

  5. Talk about being at the peak of blooming…incredible!! Also…great nomination!!

  6. Brenda says:

    for now they are just beautiful

  7. Lignum Draco says:

    These are beautiful trees. I haven’t seen them before. There’s always a price to pay – better that they have the smell and not you. 🙂

  8. They’re very pretty! Here in the tropics, we never encounter trees like that. Everything is colored green.

  9. Wow—those are gorgeous. Great shot, Linda. We have 1 ornamental pear in our yard, but it’s a juvenile (baby?), as we planted it only about 4 years ago. I’ve included a photo of it (with the cardinal hiding) in a recent post, too, but ours is very small and not spectacular compared with the photo you took. Now that you mention it, too, they do have a little bit of a peculiar smell at times. I wonder if that will increase?! Again, lovely depiction. Keep it up!

  10. Wonderful blossoms, Linda. 🙂

  11. Lovely scene of spring’s surprises…

  12. Ooooh… blooming beauties! We have a lilac tree with heavenly-scented ivory blossoms which turn green, too… It’s like a bit of magic! 🙂 ♥ ❤

  13. ventisqueras says:

    wowwwwwwwwww sembrano nuvole di neve

  14. Prior-2001 says:

    Ok so L – here is what I thought of with these two trees – immediately I saw the pair and felt an analogy of two friends – maybe you and the hubs – standing tall in a new season of life….
    and I also feel spring – whew – and it seems like there is a limited window of time to capture these blooms p- so very very nice….


  15. I actually gasped out loud when I saw these gorgeous trees. I’ve never seen one before. It’s hard to imagine something so beautiful not having a great fragrance, no?

    • So true! The first time I saw one of these trees (and then later seeing a grouping), it really did take my breath away. They’re absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t get close enough to get any scent but you’re so right. You’d thing something that beautiful would smell the same! 😆

  16. DG MARYOGA says:

    Such a delightful nature photo with the lovely trees in full blossom,dear Linda!Countless the flowers on them,Mother Nature was beyond generous 🙂 ❤ xxx

  17. GOOD LUCK says:

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