Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Color Comes To Town

I know that spring is upon us, when the Redbud trees start giving out their beautiful pink buds.
The redbud is a tree that is valued far more than its small size might suggest. This lovely harbinger of spring has been called “a breath of fresh air after a long winter” and no less than “one of our most beautiful native trees” writes tree expert Michael Dirr, of The Arbor Day Foundation.


It is hard to express adequately the miracle of a tree that had branches so bare all through winter suddenly go from stark brown to magenta.
But there she is again, emerging from her own winter of storms, freeze, winds, and drought, still standing, still surviving, still blooming, still giving.



18 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

So beautiful!

DJan said...

So beautiful!

Rian said...

Daffodils and redbuds are the first signs of spring around here. I haven't seen either yet.

Betsy Brock said...

Gorgeous...one of my favorites!

ldc said...

Here in South Louisiana, the "Cersis Canadensis" (redbud) is also in bloom!

local alien said...

The tree is gorgeous in that colour. Our almond trees were in full bloom a few weeks ago. All over now. I guess spring is approaching

Henny Penny said...

Oh and it is beautiful! I haven't noticed any Redbuds in bloom here yet. After all this warm weather, now they're calling for more freezing temperatures, like down to 32 at night, and frost. :(

Elizabeth P said...

I am so stinkin' jealous! Up here in New Hampshire it will be well over another month before we begin to see signs of life...

As usual, lovely photos!

Hugs for now from warm-ish New Hampshire...

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Oh how lovely, I just can not wait. Spring come on hurry up to Michigan. The sun is out today and is melting some of the snow but so far too cold to make much impact here in the north
Enjoy
Janice

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh how gorgeous!! Spring is a long way off here, and I do love those trees....I planted one in a previous home, I wonder how it's doing now? Someday I shall add one to this property. Just gorgeous!!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Stunning, wondering if a redbud would thrive in Michigan.

The Feminine Energy said...

Indiana and Michigan are known for their Redbud trees. They're everywhere... and a beautiful sign of spring. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures of yours! Lovingly~ Andrea xxx

Anonymous said...

How beautiful

Angela Gabhart said...

So gorgeous...I think I need a fresh cutting of those:)!!!

The Wykeham Observer said...

I remember driving through Kentucky and Tennessee in the spring on my way to my then-home in Miami. I thought those states were so lucky to have all that beauty along their highways.

Karen Ann said...

I love those trees.. we had them at our previous farm, reminds me we should plant a new one here....

Envious! We've got a nor'easter outside today. Bleh.

Susie said...

Jo, I love redbud trees. It's hard to believe they are in bloom there already. I wish flowering trees could keep their blooms a long time. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Pam Jackson said...

Loving the sites of trees and plants in bloom! I love TN in the spring. Hoping you are well.