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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Redbuds


It won't be long now!


48 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot Betsy. . . Spring is in the air . . . .and we all start feeling alive again ~ even my bad leg is coming back to life , , , :)
    Could I be first . . .or am I waffling too much . . . lol

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    1. Yes, you are first, even while waffling. :)

      Do you have redbud trees over there?

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    2. Do you call it a Judas tree like Georgina?

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    3. Hi Betsy and Eddie .. I don't think we do .. they need warmer weather .. but equally I'll bow to Eddie's knowledge!! I've never seen one here .. perhaps Cornwall has them?! But they're not R for Redwood under my A-Z ...

      Stunning buds anyway ... lovely - cheers Hilary

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    4. I somehow suspect Hilary is right . . . .I am no expert but I shall ask Selina's M-I-L who is, next time I see her.
      The tree looks familiar and I might be confusing it with something else.. Anyway I appreciate the beauty of your photo, Betsy . . . :)

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    5. Georgina says you have them... maybe you know them by Judas Tree?

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    6. Maybe ~ after all this interest I just have ti find out now . . . :)

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  2. Yes we have them here . . . very beautiful . . .
    Any sign of Peaches?

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    1. No sign of him. But it's the weekend, so I wouldn't try to capture him anyway.
      But it would be nice if he would come and eat dinner! :)

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    2. I've never seen a redbud tree - so pretty and I love this capture. I was at a jazz concert today featuring spring music and then spent about four hours outside - such a beautiful day here. Hope you had a lovely one too! I stopped by my daffodil spot - no flowers yet but there are four-inch shoots showing. Any day now.

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    3. If we have them and GB has them, I'm surprised you don't!

      Beautiful day here, too! The weekend is supposed to be wonderful, then colder next week...

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    4. We have them here - I just didn't recall having seen one before. But now that I have looked at a few photos in full flower, they do look familiar. Very cool how the buds merge straight from the wood. Apparently the flowers are edible too. Gorgeous.

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  3. Everything's getting pretty!
    :0)

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    1. Yes, it is! Spring has finally arrived!

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  4. Gorgeous shot! I love redbud trees, but we can't seem to keep one alive here. We planted another one last year - we'll see if it survived the winter!

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    1. We lost one last year. I think they're kind of sensitive!

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  5. One of my favorite trees, and the quintessential 'beginning of spring' tree.
    Gorgeous shot Betsy.
    BTW, I received my beautiful vintage pillowcases today, they will be loved !
    ~Jo

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    1. You're so sweet to shop in my shop! :)
      Yes, when the redbuds bloom, then it really is spring!

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    1. Thank you, miss photographer lady! That means a lot coming from you! :)

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  7. I don't think we have anything like that. It's lovely. The row of daisies along our complex are beginning to bloom. I wish I could pick a bouquet, but that's a no no here. Will have to buy a bunch at Trader Joes.

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    1. I can't go into Trader Joes without getting a plant or some flowers! Beautiful selection and great prices!

      Redbuds are wild and wispy looking trees...I'll post another picture after the blooms open!

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  8. What is a redbud tree? It looks like a Judas tree to me.
    (Fresh from a visit to google) Yeah! it is a Judas tree. VERY pretty. I love the way the flowers come straight out of the trunk.

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    1. Funny how we have the same things but different names! They are beautiful trees....we lost one in the front yard last year but this one is looking good!

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    2. Your redbud is likely to be Cercis canadensis (I think) but what we mostly have here is Cercis silquastrum. It comes from Judea (Israel of course) we're told, so said (in this country at any rate) to be the tree that Judas hanged himself from in his remorse. Although even really large specimens grow quite broad and low so you'd have to be very short to hang yourself successfully.
      But if you know that 30 years ago I was 3" taller than average for a woman in the UK and I'm now 1" shorter than average.... do a sum and poor old Judas was likely a lot shorter than you thought.
      The flowers are such a lovely rich colour aren't they? And the leaves are a pretty shape.

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    3. He must have been a tiny man...ours don't seem big or strong enough to hold the weight of a person on a branch!

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    4. I was speaking with someone today about them and he said, "Oh - you mean a Judas tree" so I guess we use that term too. I looked it up on Wikipedia: " There is a long-standing myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this species. This belief is related to the common name "Judas tree", which is possibly a corrupted derivation from the French common name, Arbre de Judée, meaning tree of Judea, referring to the hilly regions of that country where the tree used to be common. Another possible source for the vernacular name is the fact that the flowers and seedpods can dangle direct from the trunk in a way reminiscent of Judas' suicide." Love knowing the background of things like this. I am going to keep an eye out for them here. Such a beautiful shade of pink.

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    5. Very interesting! They grow wild here...wispy things on hillsides interspersed among other trees. ...they are gorgeous bits of that purple-pink. They also grow shoots up around the base of another...that's how we got ours...a few shoots from a friend's tree.

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    6. Really? That is very cool!

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  9. Looking good. Still playing catch up here.

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    1. You and I are at opposites extremes in our photos today! Lol....

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  10. These redbuds look beautiful!
    Spring is really amazing!

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    1. And you have beautiful fall! Love it!

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    2. Yes, liquidamabr are really beauty this year, and Im happy today is (finally) a little more cold!!!
      xo

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    3. I loved your pictures of your liquidamber! SO beautiful!

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  11. Ready to bloom indeed
    As spring has surely taken seed

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    1. Warm it is
      with the 'fresh air' biz.
      hahaha....

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    2. lol fresh air you say
      Pffft is that why slacking and missing a day at your bay?

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    3. I just didn't have anything to say
      So was quiet at my bay.
      Instead of posting that I had nothing to say
      which drives me crazy in every way.
      lol.....
      Peaches is here this morning
      so I'm happy and not in mourning.
      Wish me luck as I call the vet
      before trying to weigh my bets
      and capture the poor sick thing
      as he sits outside at my wing.
      Will he fall for my trick
      or will he be too slick?
      I'll find out here in a little while
      if he has teeth like a crocodile.
      lol....fingers crossed
      as I show him who's boss....

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    1. Thanks, lynn...and thank you for shopping in my little shop! It was great working with you today!

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  13. I was thinking of this while we were chatting. I had such a desire to say this to you. I couldn't figure out why. Now I know. I have been studying Hebrew and the Hebrew foundations of the Christian faith for 5 years. I hope you don't mind my putting it here for you.

    Numbers 6:22-27New English Translation (NET Bible)

    The Priestly Benediction
    22 The Lord spoke to Moses: 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

    24 “The Lord bless you and protect you;
    25 The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
    and be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon you
    and give you peace.”’
    27 So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

    Now, this is what these words say from the Ancient Hebrew Perspective.

    "YHWH will kneel before you presenting gifts and will guard you with a hedge of protection,

    YHWH will cause his wholeness of being to shine toward you bringing order and he will provide you with love, sustenance and friendship,

    YHWH will lift up his wholeness of being and look upon you and he will set in place all you need to be whole and complete."

    This was one of the first things I learned. It hooked me completely.


    Many Blessings and Shalom

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    1. Beautiful...thank you so much! I'm familiar with those verses and I've always loved the phrase 'hedge of protection'....a lovely picture of God's care around us!

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  14. It's crazy how late spring came this year. Are we on the verge of an ice age?? Eep!!

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    1. haha....what about Global Warming? :)

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  15. Hi Betsy...hope you had a good weekend.....
    Are you there?
    I worry when you don't post!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, I'm here! Super busy over the weekend!
      I'll post this evening. I did update my sidebar itinerary each day, though,
      in case you ever want to know if I'm alive or not. haha.
      Need to catch up with everyone this evening....

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