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Thursday Tree Love: Gifts on the Sidewalk


In the hardest places

The odd thing about this petal is that I thought it came from my neighbor’s tree. But when I went back to look at the suspected donor, evidence suggested otherwise.

The delicate petals decorating the sidewalk under the tree were much smaller than the petal in my meme. I didn’t see a clear source for the heart-shaped petal, though it might have been from a camelia.

I believe the tiny petals are cherry blossoms, and that the tree is a cherry tree. 

The pink color was more vivid a couple days ago when I was apparently “too busy” to take a photo. Lesson learned. It’s still a lovely tree. I love the dappled shade it provides.

Isn’t it marvelous how different trees and flowers bloom at different times?

Walking around my neighborhood has given me fresh perspectives.


May the sustaining beauty of creation continue to bless us all through these hard times.


Thursday Tree Love is a photo features 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.

25 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Gifts on the Sidewalk

  1. I am all about fresh perspective these days.

  2. Beautiful trees, JoAnna 😀

  3. A tree that flowers is a true wonder. We have an old cherry tree in our backyard which we love.

  4. The bark does look like a cherry tree. Our early cherries where I live in the Northeast United States are just now starting to bloom. They are lovely, aren’t they?

  5. So pretty! I would have liked to get a photo in petals, but they’ll have to fall about more 🙂

  6. I love cherry tree blossoms in spring! They look and smell great, while offering a gentle dusting of pretty blossoms like in your photos. Happy Spring JoAnna!

  7. I love your little petal, so delicate and happy. Trees, what would we do without them? All varieties give us so much strength and blessings.

  8. A splendid set. I like both the shadow shots

  9. Amen to that! Yes, we now have some time to look at trees in spring but cannot venture out.. so we the ThursdayTreeLove posts to enjoy trees!

  10. This is nice. It’s the simplest things, isn’t it?

  11. I like that you took photos of the fallen blossoms too. That way we still get to enjoy their colour.

  12. Love the pictures and yes, I also wonder why trees bloom at different times. But that’s good right? Through the year we get to see the blooms. So thank you for sharing these lovely ones. See you tomorrow, JoAnna. Always a pleasure to see you around.

  13. I really miss the blossoms! Your photos are gorgeous. I especially love the heart that begins the post and all the lovely shadows. 🤗

    • Thank you, Chandra. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and the heart shaped petal. And the shadows. It is such a pleasure to share these in Thursday Tree Love.

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