Saturday, May 12, 2007

Hawthorn Blooms

The hawthorn tree that protects our little hillside retreat is blooming. With no sheep or other creatures eating the seedlings, one day there will be a hedge of these trees. Being on this hillside, that is just fine by me.
I must not have looked at them very closely in the past. Very pretty and with a light fragrance, I think. Here is the same tree, decorated for the fall.

7 comments:

RUTH said...

The pink pollen is stunning. Lovely photos.

Carol said...

Those are pretty and it is good to have trees that have good flowers and good fall foliage.

talj said...

These are very pretty!! :o)

Ellen said...

I'm in Portland, and the wild hawthorns reseed themselves everywhere. I truly wish that these hawthorns had a nice scent, but the odor that pervades the air for what seems like an entire month while the trees are in flower smells to me like rotting fish or garbage, a truly God-awful smell. But the bees like them, rather than flies, so maybe I'm just overly sensitive. No one else seems bothered by the smell.

Jean said...

Beautiful picture! I don't think I've ever seen a Hawthorn tree.

Leonie said...

The flowers are really pretty aren't they! One of the boundaries of our garden is made up of a hedgerow which is planted with hawthorn among other trees. The blossoms are really pretty. Lovely photos :-)

Ki said...

The hawthorn flowers are quite lovely. I don't think I've ever really looked at them before but I will when I get a chance.