Friday, February 8, 2013

California Style Snow.... Flowers!


It's February and it's also Fruitless-Pear blooming time!
It's what I call, California Style Snow!

These lovely trees bloom like in Robert Browning's Home Thoughts From Abroad,
"And the white throat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops -at the bent of spray's edge-
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!"

With their delicious scent, the courtyard is transformed into a wonderland of beauty and fragrance!

When the breezes come again, their tiny white flower petals will dance in the wind.
 These corollas become our California snow gracefully blanketing the courtyard below!

It's just another wonderful feature of the Jones Victorian Estate!

Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

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