Saturday, April 16, 2011

What a difference a week makes...

This is a tree in our front field.  I love the shape of its branches, but about 2 weeks ago, I thought it was surely dead.  Everything else was pretty greened up already, and this one was bare.

This was last week.  Nope!  Just a late bloomer...  And I have no idea what kind of tree it is either.

38 comments:

Tammy said...

Spring does happen quickly. It is amazing to observe.

Clint said...

Man!---really a great contrast. I love old, gnarly trees like that. They seem to have such wisdom. I bet that one could tell ya some stories, too.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I agree! That's a beautiful tree. Glad it wasn't dead. Some of us are late bloomers, I guess!

Sharon said...

Great looking tree! I love the shape of it! My pecans are real late to leaf out too, I was beginning to wonder!

Good Morning, T!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Some trees seem to be more attentive as to when the weather will really be warm, without the risk of another freeze, don't they? They just sit and wait, while we think they might be dead.

Our pecan tree by the private deck is still "snoring".
xoxo

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

What a beautiful shape of this tree, and it's beautiful, green or not:)
Happy easter:)
Greetings from,
Berit.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Our grass grew about 3 inches in the 3 days we were at the beach!

Changes in the wind said...

Amazing isn't it.....

wayside wanderer said...

We have a few late bloomers, too. Beautiful tree!

Allison said...

What a dreamy shape. Love the branches. I could sit in that tree and read, or sit under it and drink a pot of sangria. ;) Wonderful.

Farmchick said...

It looks so artistic with the curvy branches. We have late bloomers here too.

Jan n Jer said...

It is amazing what a difference a few weeks can make in the spring. Looks like this tree would give nice shade in the heat of summer. Glad its a late bloomer n not dead!

Woody said...

Nice!! We're in the 40's and expecting nasty rain today :-(

Several bloggers will shoot the same image in the 4 seasons and make a collage. I'm waiting for the big oak to bug a bit more

http://2zars.com/photoblog/2011/01/summer-tree-winter-tree/

Sandra said...

I love it both ways, but i think i like it best without the leaves since i can see all those artistic lines of the limbs. beautiful

Vintage West said...

That is a lovely tree, how wonderful that it is still alive :)

Nancy said...

I'm so glad it came back for you. Maybe it just needs a little pruning? I have no idea what kind of tree it is, but it does have a beautiful shape. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have to agree with everyone, this is a most unusual shaped tree. Even if it were dead, I would leave it alone. The birds would thank you.

Trisha said...

What a great surprise! Glad its not dead. Its such a pretty tree:)

Lois Evensen said...

Mother Nature at work! She is so busy at this time of the year. :)

Kerri said...

It greened up nicely :)
I LOVE Trees!

Millie said...

That really is an interesting tree! Glad it turned green. Call me if you need it pruned--I'd like to sample it's leaves.

don said...

Fine shot of this tree before and after. I have a huge bush outside my window that leafs out so late I always wonder if it has died over the winter. Nice shots today.

Cher' Shots said...

No Kidding! I like your weeks change. A week ago I was in shirt sleeves filling my seedling trays with potting soil. This morning we woke up to a 'WHITE SNOW COVERED' lawn. Its snowing as I type this - not happy:(
'love & hugs from afar'

Deb said...

so happy it bloomed ....great tree...

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Boy, I'll say!

Farm Girl said...

I like the shape too. I love how everything just turns green all at once.

Home In The Hollow said...

Not all of us blossom early, T. It took me a long time!..:)JP

MarieElizabeth said...

Everything in it's own time. :)

sharon said...

I love watching to blooms come out on a tree and then the next thing you know...wham there are leaves.
Love it!! Love Spring!!!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Late bloomers are like people who arrive late. They just want to be the center of attention. And look..it worked! ha ha

Rae said...

Well you know how I feel about trees after my post today, so it should come as no surprise that I like yours very much. It has a lot of character. I am glad it is alive and blooming. It would be a shame to lose something that magnificent.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can see where that tree would be the subject of many photos.Its' shape is very interesting.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It does have an amazing shape! So glad it greened up-enjoy:@)

Inger-M said...

Oh, I love that tree, bare and green! The shapes of the branches are wonderful. And of course I see a heart there, a big one, right in the middle! :-)

gowestferalwoman said...

Get a close up of the bark and branches and we can tell you!

and call him "leo, the late bloomer!"

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, I am only guessing here but I think that your tree could possibly be a Bois-de-Arc (I probably misspelled the name but you get the idea). Only a guess based upon shape. Have a wonderful day!

Rose said...

I love the colors of spring green...and I have yet to take a single picture showing what I want to show. I am going to have to hurry or they are going to be gone before I know it.

bon bon said...

here too. we went from 80º to 40º.
:o(

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