10/22/13

the ugly tree

When we moved to this house, the landlord told me the two trees in the front yard garden were ugly and he didn't care if we chopped them down. The real estate agent said they were ugly, too, but their blooms attracted native birds. I had no idea what kind of trees they were so I figured we'd let them bloom and see what happens.

Well, it turns out they are cherry trees with bookoo blooms! (I have been saying 'bookoo' all my life but don't remember where I heard the phrase. I'm sure it's an Americanization of French.) Anyway, it has been quite windy these last few days and the grass is covered with tiny white petals. The wind finally died down so I could get some photos and I think they look so great against the blue sky.

ugly-tree

ugly-tree

Grace had no intention of letting me shoot alone.



9 comments:

SmilingSally said...

I'm glad you waited to see these beautiful blooms!

Happy Blue Monday!

Carraol said...

Magnificent images, so beautiful tonalities and the flowers are spectacular. Love the cat portrait! Saludos de México.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betty Wonderful blooms. great shot of the cat.

Ann said...

Those blooms are just spectacular and a very curious kitten.
Ann

Lola said...

Spectacular captures of the flowers and cat - lovely yellow-green eyes!

Many thanks too for your kind message over at my place!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous blossoms! I think Grace wants some attention too.

Karin M. said...

Wonderful ..... the flowers are charming ....
and such a pretty cat in a tree ....
Best regards, Karin

mylifetheuniverseandeverything said...

Gorgeous pics, especially of the cat in the tree. I love that one!

Cherry trees are so pretty when in bloom. Glad you didn't chop them down.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They wanted you to cut that beautiful tree down? Good grief. Thank Gosh you didn't. Wonderful pink against the gorgeous blue sky.