Saturday, October 27, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - My Birthday Tree


My how time flies . . .

A month ago I was afraid my birthday tree 
- this flowering cherry -
would forget to flower for the second time in 43 years
but, hey presto, the first flower did open on the day, while the 
rest of the tree was still in tight bud.

 

During the next week, buds kept unfurling to the very 
top of the tree


 scented and pretty, it was covered in pink ruffles and furbelows


in cascades of of sheer beauty.


It has been a beautiful spring indeed.

35 comments:

  1. it has flowered only twice in 43 years? it is beautiful.

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    1. The other way around Theresa, it has only missed one year to have either the first, last or full blast of blossom for my birthday.

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  2. A belated Happy Birthday, Arija! I do love your birthday tree! Such a gorgeous color! Hope your weekend is going well!

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  3. That is a gorgeous tree. I am glad you got to enjoy its beauty once again.

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  4. What a treat for us! Thank you for sharing your birthday tree with us. It is so pretty! Wishing you a great weekend Arija.

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  5. Gorgeous! They end up looking like pink pompoms.

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  6. Oooooooohhhh! Belated Happy Birthday!!! Did you have a fun celebration? Such a lovely flowering tree! Hope things are not so hard and you are well. Tsup!

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    1. Thank you Ces, yes, the day was lovely with my grown grandchildren making it really special and the telephone ringing all day with international and interstate calls.

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  7. And a belated happy birthday from here as well. We have an ornamental cherry in our back yard. Its blooms are always a delight. Which has saved it - I am not usually a fan of the ornamentals. Your birthday tree looks much as our does - and it also opens bit by bit.

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  8. Happy birthday!

    Very nice flowers - you can see some similar (if rather younger!) ones on my post!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. Wow, ganz fantastisch liebe Arija...

    Happy birthday!

    Umarung und alles Liebe

    Hans-Peter

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  10. Ours are flowering, too, and we have been deluged with wonderful pink buds. Happy birthday!

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  11. pretty pink blossoms. must be a beautiful sight with the branches full of flowers.

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  12. ouch, we have an entire winter before it will bloom here. Can´t wait. So nice.

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  13. Love seeing your spring (pretty in pink) as I move into winter white!

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  14. So very very special to have known and lived with a tree that long and seen it flower all those years. it makes my heart happy just to think of this. My Best to you.

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  15. so lovely that you have a birthday tree! Such sweet blossoms... the opposite time of year than here.... i will not see blossoms for a very long time!

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  16. Happy happy happy birthday! I tell ya, if it ever looks like this tree will forget again, you give me a call. I'll be over with some tissue paper and my hot glue gun.

    Gorgeous!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you dearest Bella, you can come over anytime, even without any tree fixing spells . . . tsup,tsup, tsup . . .

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  17. So pretty - belated happy birthday wishes Arija - it sounds like it was a lovely day. Hope you can get out and about to enjoy the lovely weather lately. Sunny spring days are something special aren't they.

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  18. Belated birthday wishes! Those blossoms are ( a wonderful gift!! (Thank you for sharing the gift with us!)

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  19. Oh, you dear, dear people! Thank you so much for all your good wishes. I do truly and sincerely appreciate it more deeply than you can imagine.

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  20. My dear friend I wish you a belated Birthday!
    I too celebrated on the 21st!I personally think that this will be a good year for me.
    You enjoy the beauty and gifts that Spring brings and here in my world we are hit with a
    "Sandy" trail of destruction!Strong wind gusts continue today! We are all tucked in safe and sound.

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  21. You must have been thrilled! I know I am.

    Happy birthday Arija! xo

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  22. Gorgeous blooms, Arija!! And a wonderful birthday to you.

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  23. Oh no, did I miss your birthday! Happy birthday my dear friend, and that beautiful tree bloomed just for you. What a gorgeous present for you. Take care my friend. Let me know how you are..♥

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  24. Your birthday tree is beautiful. I hope you had a happy birthday. Sorry I missed wishing you one but a belated birthday wishes to you from me.

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  25. More blooms coming to celebrate your new year! Our cherry trees are just beginning to lose their leaves.

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  26. Fabulous shots - I do love the cherry blossom. And happy belated birthday.

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  27. Hach,

    der volle Frühling in aller seiner Pracht!
    wunderbare Bilder!!!

    liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende für dich,
    isabella

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  28. Beautiful spring shots! I can't believe we still have winter ahead of us.

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  29. Magical cherry blossoms! Such a delight! Seems that you are experiencing more stable sunlight than we are on my Mornington Peninsula. We can't manage more than a couple of days!

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