Exploding with Flowers

People, I think I might have a problem.

I’ve been meaning to take a snap or six of the flowering tree outside of our house for the past few days now.  But procrastination, cloudy weather and outright laziness derail even the best laid plans.

So, imagine how astonished I was this morning when I was so moved by the natural light, I leapt out of my car in the driveway as I was leaving for work, to take a couple of shots.

I know.  I KNOW.

It’s not like I even have a game, but if I did?  It would be all over the place.

Game or no game, the tree in our grass patch “front yard” has literally exploded with flowers.

When I lived in the sorority senior year, there was a flowering crab right outside my window that I loved more than anything.  It killed me to think about leaving it.

When we saw this house and I saw this tree in front of our living room window?

I decided that it was probably love.

Our somewhat-reclusive neighbor informed me a couple of weeks ago that the tree was already two weeks late in flowering (I have no recollection of when it blossomed last year), so this has just been such a treat to enjoy.

As a little bonus, all manner of squirrels and little birds romp about in it, so it’s kind of fun to have such a close-up view of their tiny adventures.

Just think of it as  Meerkat Manor for the 45th Parallel, sans-any sort of consistent cast.

Okay, so there is That Robin that insists on flying into our window like it’s A Calling.  And That Red-Winged Blackbird who is constantly At War with every other varmint out there.  His way?  Is NOT peace.

No, I’m not kidding.  I’m actually that obsessed.

Do you have any flowering trees?

Do you have any varmints or critters that make a regular appearance in your yard?

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13 responses to “Exploding with Flowers

  1. OMG so jealous. That tree is so ridiculously gorgeous. And watching mini-furry and feathered adventures? Fabulous. Love.

  2. How pretty! The trees have been blossoming here for awhile now, and it’s just so lovely to see all of the different colors. However, there are still times where it’ll be raining or gloomy, and the trees look out of place.
    Oh goodness, what is it with birds and windows? Are they really that hard to see? I suppose so. At least it’s lived to hit the window another day I guess.

  3. I have a flowering tree right in front of my house and I LOVE when the spring comes and it blooms. I pray everyday for it not to rain so the blooms will last just a little longer. I don’t know what kind of tree it is. It looks like yours but with pink blooms.

  4. I love flowers and this tree looks really beautiful! I actually saved the first shot in my flower folder! Yeah I am cool like that,I collect flower pictures.

  5. oh, I love it! My parents home has weeping cherry trees up the front drive and I hate to miss when they flower!

    Such a nice surprise each year!

  6. So gorgeous! I hope that one day I live in a home that has a tree in the front yard! Right now I live in a condo that has a balcony overlooking an alley 🙂 Its a sad state of affairs!

  7. I think I’m going to plant one of those in my backyard. I’ve got an open corner and we haven’t yet decided what to put in. So pretty!

    We’ve got a couple of robins who are regulars lately. I think they’ve got a nest nearby…

  8. I love flowering anything. I am gardening obsessed. Last year the squirrels made off with my tulips just as they were about to bloom. Bad squirrels. This year, I was prepared and sprayed them with stinky animal repellent to protect the colorful buds from unwanted squirrel predation.

  9. I love flowing trees. Our last house had a huge magnolia tree in front that I adored. We live in a woodsy area, so I don’t have any flowering trees, just hardwoods and pines. The deer treat our lot like a highway, and we have more chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, birds, etc. than I could even begin to count. A super-habitat right outside my front door.

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  11. That second picture is incredible! I definitely noticed some flowering trees near my work. It’s weird- I never really paid attention to season changes here- because we don’t really have seasons- but everything gets a little greener and more flowery this time of year. I love it!

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