Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today's Flower......

We have this old tree in the garden, and at this time of year it is covered in blossoms.  No idea what sort of tree it is, it doesn't bear fruit, but as long as I can keep killing the caterpiller nests, it will be lovely. Click on the photo to get a better look at it.


It was blowing a gale force wind when I took these shots.
They are pretty flowers though, aren't they?

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15 comments:

Pat said...

Beautiful pink and white flowers on the tree! You live in a lovely area.

Canadian Saver said...

I love beautiful flowering trees like that.... too bad it doesn't last long!!

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely flowering tree! Great photos!

EG Wow said...

They look like apple blossoms. There is a variety that doesn't bear fruit but I forget it's name.

Evelyn said...

beautiful tree, looks like an apple tree to me but i know it isn't

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What ever it is Gill it is very pretty. A

Kim said...

It looks like a crabapple blossom to me.

I don't think crabapples are much good for eating although I have heard of crabapple jam.

noel said...

aloha,

a real beautiful tree and flowers, i love crab apple blossums and this one has a nice clusters

thanks for sharing today

Denise said...

Great photos Gill, I absolutely love those blossom trees. I haven't found any of those nests so far. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Fee Jenkins said...

Yes, I was going to say a form of apple, some only fruit if they are near another of the right variety to 'fertilize' it, maybe its companion got lost! We planted some here and had to check that. Lovely garden coming there Gill, hard work thats worth it.
Fee

Karine said...

What a lovely tree! The others are right, it is a crab apple tree, we had some in our one of our backyards. I've always wanted to get married in early May so I could have my picture taken under one in my wedding dress :o)

diane said...

Flowering trees are always beautiful. Lucky you to have it in your garden.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The blossoms are so many and so lovely, falling like jewels on the ground. Spring is wonderful!

gengen said...

Wow this one is pretty too. Happy TF!

Decadent Housewife said...

It's crab apple. Makes the best jelly, if it ever produces for you.