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I haven't uploaded anything for a long time, so it is about time to share these lovely blossoms of the Vietnamese Cherry tree that has probably been in bloom for a week, but I only noticed them today.
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Feb 12 2014 05:36 GMT martini957
Pure beauty
Feb 12 2014 05:43 GMT junne PRO
they are beautiful
Feb 12 2014 09:07 GMT Papagena
Wonderful blossoms !! Rather early even in your area Larry ??
Feb 12 2014 09:09 GMT MargNZ
Gorgeous blossom and a nice photo Larry :)
Feb 12 2014 10:02 GMT bandsix
Absolutely wonderful! These just have to be a favourite.......:))
Feb 12 2014 10:07 GMT inna68
Wonderful blossoms and in my area they comes too, much to early!!!!
Feb 12 2014 10:37 GMT julie13
Feb 12 2014 15:15 GMT Lalbabu
Aha what a beauty !!!!!
Feb 12 2014 16:12 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Nancy
Feb 12 2014 16:14 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks G√ľnter. First signs of color in my front lawn. This tree is always the first to wake up from its Winter nap.
Feb 12 2014 16:24 GMT larrybenedict
Ruth, the tree always blooms in the first week of February. Biological clock I guess.
We are in Springtime temperatures now. January was especially cold this year from so many Cold Fronts coming from the Artic, across Canada and down all the way to Florida. Several freezing nights and a couple of days when the temperature stayed a couple of days just below freezing. Not cold enough to kill my Citrus or my cabbage family plants in the garden, but totally wiped out my Banana Palms. They will come back from the 'corm' as the ground does not freeze where I live......not yet anyway! After this winter, I'll not say "never."
Feb 12 2014 16:25 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Margaret
Feb 12 2014 16:28 GMT larrybenedict
Inna, the Winter months always bring cooler weather and never last long enough for me to get everything ready for my Spring garden. Winter in my part of the world is rarely bone chilling cold, but we do get some chilly nights for a couple of months each year.
Feb 12 2014 16:28 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Julie
Feb 12 2014 16:29 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Lalbabu. Especially pretty against the still dormant trees.
Feb 12 2014 20:15 GMT junne PRO
odd these climate changes, who would have thought that in our lifetime a new ice age starts and people call it global warming :-)))
Feb 12 2014 21:29 GMT HMBPA PRO
Like the old adage goes, "Location, location,location." I'm sitting up here anticipating an eleven inch snowfall and your viewing these beautiful blossoms at this time of the year. Lucky guy. I guess I should have looked further south when I was settling down. :-))
Feb 12 2014 23:31 GMT larrybenedict
I'm thinking Ice ages and global warming go hand in hand. It may just be a part of the 22 year cycle of sun spots. No one knows, but a lot of rednecks I know think weather and climate are the same thing.
Feb 13 2014 00:26 GMT larrybenedict
Harvey, snow outside and a warm fire inside go together very well. Growing up in Kentucky, I experienced all the snow I ever want to experience, but I miss the beautiful leaves in October.
Feb 13 2014 10:07 GMT skyball
Very delicate and colourful...lovely!!!!!.........
Feb 13 2014 20:02 GMT wijnie58
WOW This is beautiful and so colourful...Larry..:-))
Feb 13 2014 23:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie.
Feb 14 2014 01:47 GMT sculptor1
very nice and love it colors
Feb 19 2014 08:34 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
What gorgeous blossoms! Not a tree that we have over here, as far as I know.
Feb 19 2014 14:10 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. I haven't seen any others like it in town. It's probably old. Doesn't seem like it's grown very much in the twenty years since I purchased the property.
Feb 23 2014 20:03 GMT superJoan
Larry so pretty
Feb 24 2014 00:20 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Joan
Feb 27 2014 20:29 GMT linnywv PRO
Such perfect beauty and color!!! Lovely entry!
Feb 27 2014 22:46 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Linny
Mar 01 2014 17:02 GMT peterpinhole
Great sign of spring....still cold here. May get a dusting of snow today.
Mar 04 2014 05:33 GMT Annamaria
So lovely!! You are lucky to have this beauty in your garden, Larry! ;-))
Mar 05 2014 01:32 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria. I do consider myself very fortunate.