A Welcome Sight

The pear trees are beginning to show signs of blooms.

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Certainly a welcome sight after this winter.

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12 comments on “A Welcome Sight

  1. fig tree’s peculiarity is that the blossoms of the fruit appear before the leaves; and in East Africa on the baobab trees the green leaves come out Before the rains actually come.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    That first photo is especially lovely. I’m quite taken with the reddish stripe down the middle of the leaf. It’s such an amazement to watch the growth at this time of year. It’s almost time to begin trekking the back roads in search of wildflowers!

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    • Bill says:

      It’s a Kieffer pear. It does bloom pretty.
      Not much in bloom here, but I know we’re about to have an explosion of color. The redbuds and dogwoods are always among our earliest colorful treats.

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  3. Bill, Spring is my favorite time of the year. The trees are starting to bud out here too but nothing is any where near the flowering stage. My tulips and daffodils are up maybe two inches and the Iris is starting to sprout new leaves. All are good signs that Spring is here.

    I have seen pear trees grown here in Nebraska but it really depends on when the last killing frost comes whether they produce pears or not. If the blooms can make it past the pollinization stage the harvest is prolific but that seldom happens. It’s the same with an apricot tree. Peaches are kind of fifty fifty. In today’s world I expect they have fruit trees that are a bit more cold tolerant but still this part of the country just wasn’t meant for certain kinds of fruit trees.

    Have a great day enjoying the welcome sight of nearly flowering pear trees.

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    • Bill says:

      I didn’t know pears don’t do well there. That’s a pity. Every now and then a post-bloom freeze will come along and ruin a fruit season, but it’s rare.

      Our tulips are coming up but haven’t flowered. The daffodils have been on display for a while though.

      Spring is certainly a wonderful time of year.

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  4. Peggy’s allergies are acting up. I think spring has arrived here as well. And what’s all that green stuff. I thought it was against the law. 🙂 –Curt

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  5. df says:

    Truly a sight for sore eyes! I’ve noticed signs of new growth on the willow tree down by our pond, which seems amazing when we’re still in some pretty cold temperatures.

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