When I see the flowers of the Red Bud Tree, I feel confident that Spring has arrived. The rose purple flowers grow in clusters, blooming on the branches before the leaves appear.
The grand old tree, without it's foliage, stands so majestically in the background. The two stone columns, topped with large white pineapple finials, flank each side of the stone walkway.
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You may have already guessed, this is a Texas Historical Home. To respect the owners' private residence, I decided not to photograph the home.
It looks like Spring is also showing by the bloom of a white iris.
Spring has truly arrived for you. Love the redbuds. We have one in the front yard. There is still one patch of snow left in my yard, but the rest has melted, so our spring can't be too far away.ReplyDelete
I truly think it has arrived here....tomorrow is expected to be in the low 80's.Delete
What lovely photos. It's a relief to know there is spring somewhere. We are having freezing rain on top of the snow today with road conditions so hazardous, there are advisories to stay home. Sigh...ReplyDelete
Maybe when the snow melts this time, spring will arrive for you. Hopefully it's your last snow for the season.Delete
I haven't seen Red Bud here in the Pacific Northwest, but my mother had them along with her dogwood. You're right, it was a sure sign that spring was indeed here. We do have some flowering cherry and pear starting and the daffodils are blooming. I don't think it would feel like Easter if they weren't. Happy Spring, dear friend, XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Susan....I have never seen a cherry tree. I understand they are beautiful in DC. I missed out on Spring bulbs this year....I'm still trying to get the house organized.Delete
So pretty! I love redbuds. We had one in our front yard for several years, and then it unexpectedly died. The lady at the nursery said it had probably gotten wilt from the soil. We were sad to lose it.ReplyDelete
I see the ones in the wild, are also blooming today. Maybe you can try another one.Delete
What a beautiful flowering tree Meggie........I can't wait for my cherry tree to put on it's frothy white gown of blossom, and as you say a sure sign Spring has arrived at last.ReplyDelete
I hope you post a photo of the your cherry tree. Do you get fruit from it?Delete
I LOVE the red bud, and first saw it just beyond the perimeter of the battlefield at Gettysburg. Unfortunately, it's not hardy to Zone 3, which is where we live. But I just love it and love to see photos of it. Glad you're enjoying it. :-)ReplyDelete
As I was driving around today, I saw so many native red buds blooming. It's one of my favorite colors.Delete
Very Pretty Meggie. That big old tree is just magniiccent , isn't it. Hats off to you for being so respectful with people privacy while you take your gorgeous photos.ReplyDelete
Hello Willow....Thanks for understanding how I felt about phtographing their home. I just looked at your today's post. Wonderful photos from last year, especially the one's of your horses.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful tree - and sunshine! I had two flowering cherry trees at the old house, and an exochorda ' The Bride'. They were all in bloom when I left the house and were beautiful. We've planted a flowering cherry here, along with a beech and a hawthorn, but it will be quite a few years until it looks like my old trees. I do have the magnificent clematis as compensation though - the buds are beginning to appear on it, and I have daffodils and crocuses in bloom here which were planted by me - the garden is evolving!ReplyDelete
Oh, Scarlet, this all sounds so lovely. Older gardens are beautiful. This will be my first year at Das Kleine Haus. The new garden I'm working on, will take a year or two to start filling in.ReplyDelete
How lovely to see spring on the way. Ours is creeping up slowly now. xReplyDelete