Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trees in Pink

Pink appears to be the dominant color among the trees currently in flower around here, though I did not realize how monochrome this post was going to be until I actually put the pictures together.

A variety of crab apple (Malus sp.)

A dark-flowered variety of saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana)

Eastern red bud trees (Cercis canadensis)

A regular variety of saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana)

Looking up into the same tree  - a dome of fragrant flowers

A young ornamental cherry tree, probably Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
I am always anxious to enjoy these delicate blossoms as much as possible for the few short days each year that they appear and I wish they would last longer. Yet then again, if they were not such a fleeting pleasure we would probably not appreciate them as much.


  1. Magnolia is such a beautiful tree. The pink flowers are just breath taking!


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