Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Bradford Pear
My 13-year-old daughter shot these photos of the Bradford pear in our front yard. They are everywhere this week, dotting the still leafless landscape like giant puffs of dandelions. They line every entryway into every subdivision, these landscapers' favorite ornamentals. They are the reminder to those with allergies to get their prescriptions renewed and buy a box of Kleenex or ten.
Still, they are pretty and score points as the harbinger of spring among trees. And most importantly, this very pear tree is the favorite climbing tree out of all the dozens of trees in our yard. I can't imagine how many hours our three kids have spent in its branches, and for that alone, I am grateful.