Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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.



8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful sight. Nothing growing for us here for about 8 weeks yet. xo Daina

Rian said...

Our redbuds are blooming now here in Texas too. First the Bradford pears with their white blossoms, then the violet redbuds! Love it!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We used to enjoy seeing these early bloomers when we lived in VA. they are indeed colorful.

Hilary said...

Convinces me more that living in the northeast in the winter is not for me........we won't have trees budding for a long time.

DJan said...

So pretty! Suddenly spring is upon us. :-)

Edna B said...

Your Redbud tree is gorgeous! I love your garden photos. You have a beautiful yard. Now that Spring is here, our trees will start budding soon. Soon Pogo and I can sit out on our little porch. We so look forward to it. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely colour blooms :)

All the best Jan

L. D. said...

I cannot see any buds on my new rebut but I am always hopeful. I usually can stick things in the ground the they do grow. I plants it last fall.