Posted by: ktzefr | April 21, 2011

Blooms, blooms everywhere…each tree lovely in its own way!

Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop to smell the flowers — or just to look at the blossoming trees.  Here are some of my favorite blooms.

Every spring gorgeous blue jacarandas decorate the hillsides of San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato Mexico competing with perfect blue skies…

Jacarandas, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Photo:KFawcett

Cherry blossoms fill DC with clouds of pink and signal the end of our winter.

Cherry blossoms; Photo:Kathy Kautter

The pink dogwood is pretty, but there’s nothing quite like the vanilla-ice-cream white dogwood blooms in Virginia.   

Dogwood tree; Photo:KFawcett

The Kentucky hills come alive with redbuds at the first hint of spring.

Redbuds; Photo:KFawcett

But my all-time favorite remains the flamboyant or flame tree that brings its own special fire to the US Virgin Islands.  The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is lit with these big red-orange flowers…

Flamboyant tree; Photo:KFawcett

Flamboyant tree, US Virgin Islands National Park; Photo:KFawcett

What are your favorite blossoming trees? 



  1. What beautiful pictures. I wish I could experience those trees in person. 🙂

    My favorite blooming trees here in Texas are Crepe Myrtles and Bradford Pears. The white blossoms of the Bradfords have already come and gone, and I’m waiting on the Crepe Myrtles. Their blossoms will hang around a while.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks VV – I also love the Bradford Pears, especially in places where there are multiple plantings. They’re beautiful lining the streets in some places. And, of course, the Crepe Myrtles are so lovely in summer and last so long!

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