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Thursday Tree Love: Early Bloomer


Bradford Pear Tree Parking Lot

At the parking lot last week, I spotted the year’s first blooming tree. It must be a Bradford pear tree. They’re early bloomers, so they must be hardy, because there’s still the remote possibility of frost in February.

Bradford Pear tree Parking Lot 2

Bradford pear trees don’t normally produce fruit as far as I know,

but they have lovely blossoms.

bradford Pear branch

In a few months, leaves will replace the blossoms and provide welcome shade for the parking lot.Β  I love how deciduous trees let the sunshine in for winter, then give us shade in the summer, and of course there’s the oxygen. Blossoms are a bonus.

There’s so much to love about trees.


Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. For more Tree Love, visit:


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

19 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Early Bloomer

  1. We have a tree in the back yard that has decided it is time to bloom. It’s so early!

  2. I love trees. They are my soul mates. πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ’•

  3. The geese are flying north already here

  4. A beautiful tree. Love it! I’ve read that spring now comes earlier.

  5. Wow – blossoms already. We have to wait. But that’s a good thing, it’s going down to 4Β°f (-16Β°c) tomorrow night.

  6. We will be waiting until late April or early May for our Bradfords to bloom, where I live!

  7. It’s definitely early! I love blossoms…
    Love, light and glitter

  8. So pretty! I don’t think it’s Bradford Pear but I don’t know what grows there, or what that tree would be, so maybe yours are like that. ???
    Our Bradfords are as one would find on Google and bloom in April. Ain’t nothin on trees bloomin here in February! lol Do get some crocuses tho ❀

    • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. πŸ™‚ Now the tulip trees are blossoming, the azaleas have tiny buds, and our forecast says freezing temps later this week. We’ll see.

  9. So beautiful and this one reminds me of blooming trees in Bangalore. So true that there is so much to love about trees. Thanks for joining, JoAnna. See you tomorrow πŸ™‚

    • I might not post tree love tomorrow, but will try to stop by. Hope to have a Tree Love post for next month. Thanks for continuing faithfully for the trees! πŸ™‚

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