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Thursday Tree Love: Early Bloomer (Bradford Pear)


“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” Sarah Ban Breathnach (Brainy Quotes)

Bradford Pear Blossoms with Bumblebee

The Bradford Pear is considered an ornamental tree. Some people say they are invasive. I say they are prolific and lovely. The bees like them, too. With cross pollination, these trees can produce small berry-like fruit that is reportedly not good to eat raw. I hadn’t noticed the fruit before, but I’ll be looking for it. Bradford Pear Trees are occasionally mistaken for dogwoods that will blossom later with broader, more individualized flowers.

I took these first photos at my church. Hopefully we’ll be back in there soon. Do you see the evergreen mistletoe among the white blossoms?

The next photos were taken in my neighborhood. The Bradford Pear Trees are relatively small compared the the pine trees and oaks.

Thursday Tree Love is hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. For more tree love, visit: #ThursdayTreeLove – 106 – happiness and food

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: Early Bloomer (Bradford Pear)

  1. Certainly a lovely tree with a wonderful bee capture

  2. A beautiful tree in all its glory! The bees love it; that’s good.

  3. Such beautiful blossom… Wow…. our trees are still only just sprouting shoots.. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a Happy Spring ❀

  4. Lovely photos today, JoAnna.

  5. Once upon a time (until last summer) there was a Bradford Pear tree across the street from us. I delighted in its beauty each spring. And then, the idiots that “manage” this apartment complex decided to cut down all the trees, including that one. I stormed out in my bare feet, trying to stop the tree-killers, but to no avail. πŸ˜₯ I do love your pictures … thank you, JoAnna!

    • That is so insane that the apartment complex management cut down all the trees. You would think in this day and age they would know better. Maybe they can be convinced to plant more, but what a waste. Thank you for trying to defend the trees. At least they know someone objected.

      • It was insane! I was so furious … WHY??? The only answer I got was that the trees were obstructing people’s views. Heck, I’d rather view the trees than the street any day! I’ve considered planting my own and daring them to touch it! Heck … a couple of years ago they pulled up all our beautiful sunflowers! Said they thought they were weeds! The sunflowers were about 6 feet tall … do you know of any weeds that grow that tall and have pretty yellow flowers at the top? Sigh. I lit into them over than one, too … I have a reputation now, y’know πŸ˜‰

  6. So very beautiful!! Spotted the Mistletoe. πŸ™‚ Is it growing on this tree as a parasite or is it growing separately but very close to the Bradford Pear?

  7. White colour flowers are my all time favourites. I recently found there is a Facebook group called white flowers and the pictures they share are of the white beauties – all sizes and shapes, a real feast to eyes. Thanks for sharing this post and the beautiful photos, Jo. Loved reading this post, seeing the bees and the mistletoe.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the flowers, Anjana. White flowers on trees have a glorious, yet gentle way of letting the light shine through them. There’s a message in that, I believe. Thank you for your kind and informative comment!

  8. Loved the flowers and the bees. It’s so beautiful and makes me wonder of nature wanting to make peace with us humans. It’s like telling us to stay back and let them grow and bloom.
    Thanks a bunch for joining. These trees made me happy. See you back on the 8th, JoAnna!

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