Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Flowering Tree

I took these pictures last week of these trees where I work. They are so full of blossoms this year. I'm glad I got the pictures when I did. They're starting to lose petals. When that happens it looks like a white carpet. Anyway, here are the pictures. And, as always, they look better when you click on them to see the large size.









Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Thems pertifull.

Tue May 09, 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

I can almost smell them . . . at least they look like they would smell. As always beautiful!

Tue May 09, 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

I LOVE these blossoms! Looks like apple blossoms....

it goes deaf

Tue May 09, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Look at the deep, deep blue of the sky in that last one especially! Wow!! Gorgeous!!

Tue May 09, 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Those trees are incredible.

Tue May 09, 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

How pretty!

I love the last one the best, because you captured the flowers on the branches relatively close-up but also the blue of the sky.

Just lovely.

Tue May 09, 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, thanks! So glad that they didn't make you sneeze. :)

Nina, there are a lot of them and the wonderful scent is overwhelming.

Effie, I think they're in the apple family. Thanks!

Eclectic, thanks! Actually, I'd taken other pictures of them the day before but the sky was overcast. When it was this blue the next day I didn't waste any time getting out my camera.

Kranki, thanks! I love to see them bloom every year.

Danielle, thanks! Sometimes it's hard to know what's a good shot until it's in the computer and on the screen. Some of those feel like I lucked out. :)

Tue May 09, 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Sooo, frekaing beautiful, especially the last one.

Way awesome!

Tue May 09, 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, thanks! White seems to be the tree color of the day. :)

Tue May 09, 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Nina's right...you can almost smell the fragrant blossoms as the gentle breeze carries the scent over the computer screen.

cxnhwmzx...for that burning itch no one wants to talk about. :o)

Tue May 09, 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

MD, thanks! But I'm mostly laughing at your word ver. :D

Tue May 09, 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Oh wow Squirl! I absolutely love the last one. You are quite the photograp-her.

Tue May 09, 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

"...white carpet..."

Isn't that what happens with age?

Wed May 10, 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...


Delayed reaction.

Wed May 10, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Beautiful trees! What kind are they?

Wed May 10, 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lori, thank you!

Bucky, now we'll have no monkey business on this site.

Mr B, oops! Sorry. :)

Ladybug, thanks! I think they're some kind of flowering crab. Something in the apple family.

Wed May 10, 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Flowering crab...

I think that's what probably attracts the booty flies.

Wed May 10, 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


Sorry about that though...my allergies are horrible this time of year ;-)

Wed May 10, 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, tee hee.

Soozie, thanks! Oh, and bless you. :)

Wed May 10, 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those trees remind me of a neighborhood in which I lived about twenty years ago. Beautiful!

Wed May 10, 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Kentucky Brat said...

do you know the name of these? I'm not sure I've ever seen one. Just beautiful.

and I've been stealing Swampy's photos all this time for my desktop, I now know to check out your beautiful site too!

Wed May 10, 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, thanks!

KY Brat, I think it might be a flowering crab. Thanks!

Thu May 11, 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Kentucky Brat said...

I had a crab apple tree in my yard as a kid, but I don't remember it ever being that beautiful.

and.. I have forget-me-nots on my desktop! They are so pretty. Thanks.

Thu May 11, 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

KY Brat, you're welcome.

Thu May 11, 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Hi Squirl,

Great pictures. Love the blue sky :)

Thu May 11, 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Pretty! Don't you wish they'd last for more than a few weeks? We need to invent a tree that flowers 6 months out of the year. :)

Thu May 11, 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

I have to wake my daughter up and show her these. She loves flowering trees and taking pics of themis kinda a hobby of hers.

Alas, all this rain has pretty much removed al the blossoms around here!

Fri May 12, 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

August, thanks! We need that now. The skies have been gray for days.

Jim, oh, I so agree. Of course, I'm not allergic to them, either. ;)

GWB, I hope your daughter liked them. Yeah, the rain is getting ours here, too. Well, I guess we need that rain if the summer flowers are going to have a chance.

Fri May 12, 10:32:00 AM  

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