Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Springtime Whites in Eufaula



I look forward to the drive to Eufaula from Florida in the springtime.   You just never know what flowering subject will make it's debut from one week to the next.    I saw the most amazing trees filled from limb to limb with beautiful white blossoms and what a spectacular show they made all the way from Tallahassee to Eufaula.

Their beauty lined the roads and graced many lawns.    I found myself saying to myself, "  I am going to have to plant one of these amazing trees just as soon as I can find one."     I couldn't wait to find out just what they were.  
For as many years as we had been going back and forth from FL to Eufaula I had never seen them before.    It's hard to leave warm sunny Florida in the winter months so our timing this year was just right to see these pretty spring beauties.   You can only imagine my joy when I found that the Shabby Old House had her very own gloriously white flowering tree.  
  
All dressed up for springtime and waiting to greet us it welcomed us home.

I got dizzy looking upward into all the blossoms.
And when I couldn't look up anymore I  decided to take a walk around the town.  Eufaula is such a beautiful town in the spring.  The trees were everywhere and it wasn't until I went to see my dear friend that I figured out exactly what they were.   In the fall the trees lining the roads in my friends neighborhood are the most beautiful shades of autumn.   She told me that her Grand Daddy had lovingly planted them and to my surprise those very same beautiful trees were covered in white blossoms.  The mystery was solved
They were Flowering Pears.  So if you want to beautify your corner of the world I can assure you that you won't be disappointed with this beautiful tree,  unless of course you have allergies.  To that I give you my sincere apology because I plan to plant one more tree!
Make sure you check out the wonder of whites today.
Hugs
Becky

27 comments:

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Gorgeous. I love the spring flowering trees. I can't wait until ours start to bud here!

Dolly said...

Mmm you have me anxious for our trees to start flowering! This will be our first spring in our home so I can't wait to see what is planted here!

Do the flowering pear trees bear fruit or just flower?

Smiles, Dolly

Honey at 2805 said...

What a nice trip you have taken us on!

Ellen said...

Gotta love all the trees in bloom lining the road like that! True signal that Spring is blooming!
Thanks for your visit at my place earlier. I so appreciate your time to leave me such a great comment to let me know you were there. I'm off to visit some more of your posts!
xoxo,
Ellen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What spectacular trees! You got some beautiful shots!

sassytrash said...

Gorgeous spring pics! Your house is so pretty--I probably went right by it when I was there! I really loved your Relic's tour, too! I never seem to make it into Tampa when I'm in FL and I would so love that shop!

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
I That is an amazing sight all along the road and how wonderful to discover a big white beauty in your own yard.
I would love to have joined you on that walk!

Take care,
Carolyn

Courtney said...

I think nebraska needs a few of these trees!! Very Beautiful!

Fabulously french said...

Stunning. Ironically I have just returned from taking photos of blossom in the village - Spring is also on the way in SW France :-)

Leeann x

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I absolutely love the pesr trees planted along the road....yummy!!
Great post!!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Just beautiful. I love to bring a few branches indoors to add to vaces around the home...it brings a little bit of spring inside.
Cathleen

missshawna said...

Those blossoms are just lovely! I love your victorian beauty. I have always wanted to restore one.
ShawNa~

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Gorgeous pictures! I Love the spring blooming trees and look forward to it every winter. Have a wonderful week, and enjoy Springtime in the south. It hasn't QUITE come to New England "YET"!
Donna

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a beautiful home...made even more beautiful by that awesome tree! How nice it must be for you to be able to return to such a lovely place! :)

xoxo laurie

KarenSue said...

How stunning! I have not seen these in the Orlando area...I thought they were Dogwood. Have seen the Tababuia's? They have been breathtaking here. Now I'm off to Eufaula!
I'm your newest follower!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I can't wait until all is in bloom here. We have flowering apple and crab apple here on our street in the spring. I have a beautiful magnolia that we planted some years ago now. I love it but they are so fleeting.
Blessings today
Rebecca

countrycharisma said...

Becky, thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet memories. It sparked some of mine as well! Your quest to find the name of the pear trees is so rewarding. Your pictures are great. It is often difficult to take a good picture of a white flowering tree because the blooms fade in the daylight. Thanks for sharing; can't wait till mine bloom in TN!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Becky, those are wonderful. We have a long time to wait around here, but I will live vicariously through you!

Hugs,
Judy

Vintage Home said...

You don't live in that sweet house???
Those trees are stunning...we have amazing flowering trees in spring here (ornamental cherry then all the cherry trees) but oh my to have them in march! We are waiting patiently!
Thanks for this reminder that spring is in the air!

Anita said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! I just love the pear trees and have several here. They are equally beautiful in fall. I just love your blog!!

Char said...

Just beautiful, I would love the drive.......I have always thought the pear trees were too beautiful for words. Love your blog and am your newest follower, Char

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Yes in deed the blossoms are beautiful. The fruit trees are blossoming in the valley where I live. The trees are a joy to see we have pink and white blossoms.
Although the blooms make me snezzzzz!
I still love seeing them along side the road.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

June said...

Oh what a sight!!!! First of all I am so in love with your home. And the town is full of so much charm. I know I would be the happiest person alive there.
The trees are amazing and I think I love my white blossoms even more than my pink ones on the crabapples.
sending hugs to you...

Picket said...

Hey girl...I love those blooming pears..I have two huge ones in our back yard...another favorite in the spring is the blooming crabapple trees...I have white..pink and red...they are glorious! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring...Picket

Olivia said...

Hi there! I found your blog by googling pink bathrooms, I have one and I am trying to figure out how to decorate it without it looking corny. Anyhoo, your sringtime whites are darling! Have a lovely day and when you get a chance stop by and say hi.
Hugs,
Olivia

KarenSue said...

Oh my goodness! I think I would just live with the allergies..
Stunning

Bohemian said...

That House... those Blossoming Trees... *swooning*

Dawn... The Bohemian