Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fading Away From Peak Bloom

After the lilacs and cherry trees of spring have bloomed, summer brings these blossoms on trees, for a brief time. I shot these in Centretown; some of the blossoms were already fading from white into tan. I have no idea what the trees are.





33 comments:

  1. Bouquet of loveliness



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  2. They still look beautiful and quite unusual to me...

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  3. Yellow...my favorite color! They are beautiful!

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  4. @Linda: thanks!

    @Cloudia: that's a good way to put it.

    @VP: to me as well.

    @Stuart: definitely!

    @Hilary: thank you.

    @Beth: if only I knew what they were!

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

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  5. No idea what they are, but they are beautiful and that's enough for me.

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  6. It looks like a wax-leaf privet. I'm not positive, it just looks like one I've seen and photographed before.

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  7. Very pretty blossoms. Not sure what they are.

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  8. Nice flowers! They look like trees instead of bushes, but it's hard to tell from close-up pix!

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  9. I like flowering trees in cities. Of course they can make a mess but we excuse that because they are pretty and we enjoy them. MB

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  10. @Karl: I liked them too. I'm glad I took shots of the blossoms this year.

    @Tanya: I thought so.

    @Krisztina: thank you.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Sharon: I had a look at that tree, and it might well be. In which case, a lot of people planted that type.

    @EG: they're quite lovely.

    @Cheryl: they are trees.

    @MB: the prettiness outweighs the messiness.

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  11. Gorgeous tree! No idea what it is though.

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  12. Beautiful whatever they are!

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  13. I don't know either, but I must say they look fabulous!

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  14. Privet maybe? (Much hated by allergy sufferers.)

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  15. @Judy: thank you!

    @Jose: Sharon's suggestion might be the right one.

    @RedPat: they certainly caught my eye.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Lauren: I agree.

    @Paul: That's what Sharon thought.

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  16. There are three trees I've seen with white blossoms, but two of them are not what your picture shows. They are beautiful. If those aren't large trees, it isn't the other tree I've seen either. Oh, the trees were magnolias, dog wood, and catalpa (sic).

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  17. When I think of the Privet, I always think of Harry Potter. The Dursley's lived on Privet Drive. Thanks for the memory, William!

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  18. There are so many to ID! Then I forget year-to-year!

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  19. Pretty! I've never seen a privet that big though.

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  20. The blossoms look like a native we have here, but the leaves aren't right. If it's a privet it's a very healthy and happy one. I feel like sneezing just looking at the photos.

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  21. The tree is a ligustrum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligustrum_lucidum

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