Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Since lots of people are showing spring pictures, we thought we would show some pretty trees in our backyard. These pictures were taken yesterday. This is an Oklahoma Redbud tree in our backyard. These trees were discovered in the Arbuckle mountains of Oklahoma, hence the name. It has pretty purple/pink flowers in the spring, then it has bright green heart shaped leaves during the summer. The leaves turn a deep purple in the fall before they fall off. There are also about 4 to 8 inch long seed pods that develop during the summer. They look like snowpeas.

This is an Aristocrat Pear. It is an ornamental pear and the fruit it develops is very small. Fruit eating birds love to eat these in the fall and then they make messes!! The Bradford Pear is a very popular tree planted in the Dallas area, and it is more round than the Aristocrat Pear which grows more upright. The Aristocrat Pear is more resistant to wind damage because of its upright growth. These ornamental pears bloom in the spring for a few weeks, then their blooms fall off and bright green 3 inch long leaves develop. These turn red in the fall.

And on a wonderful note, we received 1" of rain yesterday here at the Forty Paws!! Yeah! Yippee!!! Twirls, dance.

Luf, Us


Lux said...

Those are beautiful trees, and I believe I'd like to climb them. May I?

Unknown said...

Yippee!! Smell the Spring!!
Wonderful trees!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Every drop of rain counts in a drought! Hope you get more soon! Very nice trees...do they attract some good looking birds to stalk?

Daisy said...

I always learn so much from the Forty Paws! Hooray for spring!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi... I'm glad you're enjoying the first days of spring. Me too! The trees are in bloom over here and you'll never believe it but the sun was out in full force again today. I found a sun spot on the carpet and I took a nap there.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow, Spring has really sprung for all of you! It is 80 today but the trees haven't done anything pretty yet. I hear snow early next week....ick.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We like yer trees. Thay look furry good furr climbing, speshully the pear tree. We see yoo haf fev-ver feeders and a fev-ver baff in yer garden. Do yoo git to watch them theer?

Myst and Blackie said...

We would be honored to join "Toofless Sisfurs and Brudders from Different Mudders" that you and Miles are starting. Thank you for asking us.

Spoiler said...

Wow -- all those paws a-dancing!

The M's said...

Nice trees, lots of birds I bet.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

u know how i feel abowt treez!
mi favrit one to climb in mi backyard iz called a "sweet gum". i'll take a pikshur wen it startz to bud!
luv--yer grate frend--o'jete

Anonymous said...

those're purrty trees! we gots lotsa ugly trees called Palm. they're not good fur anything. we also gots an avocado tree that's fulla fat squirrels eatin' the biggest avocados ya effur seen.

Jack, Persephone, Tenzing and Lancelot said...

Those are great trees! I bet you get lots and lots and lots of birds to watch in them.

We still have Evil White Stuff on the ground here. It's high than me!

Christine and FAZ said...

What beautiful trees. Glad about the rain too. Christine and FAZ

Spooker said...

yay for your rain!
we had ice 'n snow last night (boo!)
your backyard trees sure are pretty!
Your mommy has done a great job keeping your yard so nice!
meow for now,
Purrchance To Dream


Now those are some booteefull trees. We especially like the pear tree. That was so purrty!


Karen Jo said...

Your trees are beautiful. I am very happy that you got rain.

MaoMao said...

What a bee-yootiful tree! Looks like a good one to climb!