Friday, February 19, 2010

I Love Redbuds!

Why? Because when I see redbuds blooming, I know spring is right around the corner!

Technically known as the Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), they are one of the few flowering trees that also tolerate shade.   I love the wispy gracefulness of the limbs, which  bare their delicate blossoms in a seemingly random fashion. With no foliage to obstruct the view, their beautiful pink blossoms are exquisite against the background of a bright blue sky!

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