Monday, April 18, 2011

Trees of the Season

Spring, daffodils bloom but the trees must wait.... Posted by Picasa

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~ John Muir
There is an order to the season... Spring really doesn't "spring" all at once. Each tree, each flower has its time of glory before its Creator. Crocus at the end of winter, then daffodil and weeping willow, the pink helicopter seeds of standard maple and the pale green new leaves of the birch... one after the other. Some with seeds arriving in tow with leaves, some with seeds that have to wait for fall. The last to leaf... usually the oak and crepe myrtle; the oak first pushing off brown dry dead leaves hoarded over winter to let the new green growth out and the crepe myrtle sprouting new growth below dead limb tips that should have been pruned in February. Each having a moment of splendor before shades of green deepen and blend with others in the the woods and forests and swamps.

Ornamental pear, flowers before leaves.. first in line for Spring.

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ornamental pear and plum have their finest moment with millions and billions of tiny white flowers that draw the season's first bees and shower the ground around their base with Spring snow.

Showy and loud, stately and proud, the rows of pear line boulevards and medians bring thoughts of white carriages and horses and fair tale princesses in pale blue sparkling dresses, rather than the reality of people in cars on their way to places unknown. Emerson was right.. how can we see the trees and not wonder more?

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Carmi's Theme ~ trees
Mellow Yellow Monday


Sandra Hangey said...

some people love birds and wildlife, my thing is trees and bushes and leaves and sticks. this post is fantastic to me, the first photo gets A plus and the word Spectacular! i love the tree but it is even more special with the rows and rows of flowers behind it. beautiful and inspiring post for me. thanks

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love your quotes, and the first two pictures are just stunning!! I just finished snapping our Avenue Of Pear Trees!! If you think they have bees, wait till the crab apple, yikes!!! I was actually chased by an angry horde!

Shopannies said...

awesome pictures

Credman said...

Hauntingly gorgeous, especially the first three.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And who can resist the cheerful faces of daffodils? Not I!


Splash of yellow,
Dash of gold,
Make me mellow,
Never old;
Keep my humor
In fine trim,
Always laughing,
Never grim.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Gillian Peall said...

Great photos - love the first pear blossom. But if I might ask a question - why are the daffodils in lines in the first photo??

Gillian Peall said...

srp please p;ease delete my comment below. I do not want my real name published.

Gillian Peall said...

PLEASE delete my comment below and this one. i do not want my real name shown