Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's Blossom Time !!!!


Two weeks ago I pruned the cherry tree and kept a few of the branches to bring inside.
 The blossoms started to 'pop' in a few days.
 We could almost watch them grow.


 They were so delicate and small.

 We were expecting a scent to fill the room.
But there wasn't any to speak of.
Their silky beauty filled the room instead.











A couple of days later, they were all opening up!







We moved them to the window.
 Their translucency was magical.
 So many were blooming at once,
that they began to fade just as quickly.












I am happy I brought these indoors to give us a preview of what's to come.


And to think that these beautiful blossoms came from this tree.......photo taken on Sunday morning.





Oh yes, check out the 'GIVEAWAY' I am having at the top left just below the 'header'!

13 comments:

  1. How sweet! Those beautiful blossoms are definitely a preview of what's to come.

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  2. Their fleeting beauty makes them all the more appreciated. Get ready for round two outside.

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    1. Beauty doesn't last forever......yes, round two will be here before we know it!

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  3. We had a cherry tree in our yard when we were growing up and we ADORED it!! When my parents bought the house, it was instantly my favorite thing. As an added "coolness" bonus, the people who lived there before us had their cement patio poured around the tree, so all summer, it served as a giant umbrella, keeping the patio cool and comfortable. My sister and I would roller skate around the tree all summer. There was nothing better than sitting around on the patio, and just reaching up for a snack! YUM!!! Well, the only thing that was better was spring time, when the whole beautiful thing was in blossom. Oh, the delicious scent of cherry blossoms!

    Now, of course, my parents saw it a little differently than we did. To this day, they still complain about how the birds would come, sit in the tree, eat the cherries, spit the seed on the patio, then POOP right on the seed! (Or, maybe they pooped out the seed? I never thought about that before. Either way - gross!)

    They finally cut the tree down when we got a bigger pool, since it was in the way of our deck. Oh, how we (the "kids") still miss that tree. My parents recently had the pool and deck taken down, and the little square patch in the patio shows again. It made us all a little sad at first, right until my parents started talking about poop. ;-)

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    1. What a great memory of your childhood! The birds usually get some of the cherries....depends on how many there are that particular year, cherries that is.

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  4. Beautiful blossoms!

    When I lived in the other house, I would cut some branches from the forsythia bush when I couldn't wait for spring. Their pretty yellow blossoms brightened up the late winter kitchen. No forsythia here, I have been banned from planting one more thing that he has to mow around.

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    1. Sharon, your hubby would have hated the summer job I had while in university.....mowing grass and you wouldn't believe what we had to go around!! lol

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  5. We have a beautiful cherry tree in our yard as well. {great pix btw} Have to fight the birds to get one single piece of fruit, they can strip the darn tree in three days! Hope you not only enjoy the beauty of your tree but its bounty as well!

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    1. We'll eat what we can depending on the quality of the cherries....it varies from year to year because of frost, wet weather etc. But are they GOOD when they are good!

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  6. So pretty! It's odd that they don't have scent indoors. Hmmm.

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    1. It could be the 'forcing of nature' that is involved.....we skipped a few steps!

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  7. These photos are incredible--

    It's wonderful to bring spring indoors and force the blooms-- a true delight to look at- so very beautiful! Just a hint of what's to come--
    Vicki

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