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Inside Looking Out: Bradford Pear Blooming in the Rain

Inside Looking Out: Bradford Pear Blooming in the Rain

Guess what? It’s raining here again … as it did yesterday and the day before and the day before that, and is supposed to tomorrow and the next day and the day after that and part of next week. Sure does put a dent in one’s nature photography … doesn’t it?

However!! A Bradford Pear tree in front of my living room window…

… started blooming recently…

… and I felt like it needed its picture taken before the flowers get washed away. So I opened up the shutters and got a few shots from inside looking out, along with a few from my front porch. With all this rain, I guess I’ll need to come up with more indoor photo projects: stay tuned for some galleries featuring my sock drawer (or not!).

This Bradford Pear is technically a nuisance tree that I really need to have cut down: it splits and drops branches all spring and summer long, so has outgrown its welcome … yet these enchanting white flowers get it a stay of execution every February or March. So, once again this year, here are a few photos of its early blooming.

Thanks for taking a look!


    1. Dale

      Perhaps! I hate to cut it down, but Bradford Pears have a well-deserved reputation for falling apart without warning. When I bought the house, there were four at the sidewalk along my front yard: one got struck by lightning and two others split in high winds. This one’s held up pretty well, so I may get it trimmed up and see how that goes. 🙂

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