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:
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.
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!
Thanks so much, Janet! I hope you and all of your furrbabies are doing well. 😻
Beautiful spring colours.
Thanks, Rabirius! Spring is such a beautiful sight! 😀
I’m not sure I have ever seen so many blossoms!
They were so breathtakingly beautiful during their short stint! 😀
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!!
I don’t ever remember seeing them before we moved up here — and I’m sure I would have remembered! 😀
Talk about being at the peak of blooming…incredible!! Also…great nomination!!
Thanks, Kirt, on both compliments! 😀
for now they are just beautiful
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. 🙂
HAHA! I must agree with you — on all counts! 😆
They are beautiful!
Thanks! I’m glad I didn’t try to sniff the blooms! 😀
They’re very pretty! Here in the tropics, we never encounter trees like that. Everything is colored green.
We have loads of green trees here, too, but I’m glad we also have the ones with blossoms! 😀
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!
Aw, thanks, Leigh! I went back and found your post with the hiding cardinal! Hmm, next time I see them blooming, I just might have to walk up to them and see if they really smell! LOL!
Yeah, I think that’s an ornamental pear, though just a young one.
Wonderful blossoms, Linda. 🙂
Thanks, Sylvia! 😄
Lovely scene of spring’s surprises…
Thanks, Sally! 😀
Ooooh… blooming beauties! We have a lilac tree with heavenly-scented ivory blossoms which turn green, too… It’s like a bit of magic! 🙂 ♥ ❤
Oh, I bet that is absolutely gorgeous! And it smells good, too! 😆
Yes, it was a lovely 1-2 weeks! All’s green now 🙂 ♥ ❤
wowwwwwwwwww sembrano nuvole di neve
Yes, indeed! I can’t wait till they return! 😀
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….
You always have the most thoughtful and beautiful comments, my friend. 😀
Awe thx L! 🌹🌹🌹🌹
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! 😆
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
If I could only have done them true justice. They were so gorgeous. I look forward to next spring when they all come back again! LOL! 😀 ❤
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