The Ornamental Kind

The view from my kitchen sink is a pretty one lately. 
The five foot tall $15 Bradford Pear Tree that I planted five years ago is beginning to blossom right in front of my eyes...on the second level!
The other two white Ornamental Pears along with the pink Ornamental Cherry trees out in the garden are almost in full bloom.

The sun was about to set so I grabbed my camera to catch the last bit of light.
Before I came in, the garden lights came on and I noticed that the beauty of these trees was not only up above.
It was also down below at my feet on the garden floor!

These delicate blossoms bursting from the rough bark on the trunk of the tree were what really caught my eye.


Simply amazing!
Happy Friday my friends...

photos Lisa Porter

12 comments:

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Oh, lucky you! We area bit cold here stil I have a bratford pear outside my dining room window and we wait and watch it's beautiful blooming every spring. Happy weekend. XO

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend. It should be nice for spending time in the garden.
Teresa
xoxo

JMW said...

What a beautiful view from your kitchen! Happy Friday to you as well!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What gorgeous shots!

The enchanted home said...

I am jealous but only in the nicest way.....you have all kinds of beautiful things blooming while our poor plants and trees are terribly confused..with our 33 degree day and snow/rain. So enjoyed these gorgeous pictures...more than you know!
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Jo said...

I don't think I'd be able to walk away from the window with such beauty to view. You are so lucky ... my view involves snow.

Get the spare bedroom ready, I'm coming for a visit :)

Have a great weekend ~
Jo

LPC said...

Beautiful. They are blooming like crazy round here, on my street. But I like that one coming out of the trunk, so much.

Renée Finberg said...

lisa
i love your images.
doesn't the winter make it all worth it?????
i mean the wait.
now you have
the magical time of
SPRING!!! xxxx

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

This post makes me so happy! Beautiful photos and though it snowed here yesterday, it should be 50 degrees today... it's almost here! How wonderful to watch your pear tree blossom. And, hyacinth... oh my, the most heavenly scent on earth. ; ) oxo

NantucketDaffodil said...

stynning Lisa. What a breathtaking view..nature at its finest.

Renae Moore said...

Lisa,
I don't how I missed this post. I love the beauty that you see from your kitchen. We planted two Bradford Pear trees last year and we enjoyed their first blossoms for a couple of weeks. I look forward to the day when they stretch their arms outward! The next tree(s) I want is a Dogwood! When we lived in Alaska, there were dwarf dogwoods shrubs that grew wild. So beautiful!
xo

The Zhush said...

So pretty...Spring really is so inspiring, isn't it? Great photos!