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    Friday
    Mar112011

    Blooms

    "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
    the most massive characters are seared with scars."
    — Khalil Gibran

    bradford pear tree

    a cell phone shot of a bradford pear in full bloom in our neighborhood

    loropetalum peeks out behind the forsythia

    {thinking of the people of japan today}

    Daffodils bursting with lemony yellows, pear trees with ornamental flowers in titanium white, red bud trees in pinky-purple, purple plum trees in pastel pink, loropetalum flowing in quinacridone magenta, forsythia overflowing with vivid cadmium yellow. Spring in North Texas.

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    Reader Comments (7)

    Lovely photos... thank you for sharing! :]

    03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

    I love the quote. I definitely needed to read that today. And beautiful photos too!

    03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

    Ahh- I so wanted to see spring in Texas . . . we are still in winter but there are some shoots so spring does cometh but for now it is best described as Raw umber and Paynes gray with a few hints of a mixed "plant Green" Thanks for sharing.

    03.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

    April, Thank you for your kind comments.

    Wendy, I was really struck by this quote too. It was my reaction to the disaster in Japan.

    Carol, I posted these shots in response to your question about spring in texas! I just asked my dad in PA whether he was ready to plant tomatoes and he laughed and said it was 30 degr the other night!

    Tammy

    03.13.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

    I'm in Central Oklahoma and the Bradford Pears & Redbuds are all blooming here too. I love it when the wind picks up in late spring & the blossoms are blown off the pear trees. I imagine the trees are all throwing confetti for me.

    03.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeina

    Deina, I love your confetti description, I'm going to share that with the kiddos! We're off to a garden to overdose on spring flowers...

    Tammy

    03.14.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

    I was hoping you would show me spring in Texas! We are quite far from looking at that, snow again last night and Ice this AM 25 this AM we may reach 50 later this week.

    03.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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