19 October 2012

Flowering Prunus

Though the blossoms by now will have long finished, this beautiful prunus in flower was not in someone's garden, but found nestled amongst bushland.  A lovely visual surprise to come across, and photograph, even though definately not considered indigenous to the area.

I can easily imagine someone sitting under the shade of the trees at some time in the past, eating luscious fruit, and tossing the stones to the ground.  Years later, "someone" is sharing their lovely flowers around the globe, via the wonders of the internet.



This post Eastern Spinebill, you made my day, at the beginning of September, includes photos of the location where the prunus was growing.

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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such a pretty bush/tree. :)

Beth Edwards said...

wow, what gorgeous blooms. so lovely!! (:

Jan said...

Yes I think it a lovely surprise too, but I can imagine purists ripping it out.

joy said...

Yes, they are reallly pretty:) thanks for visiting:)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Now I am curious as to the "luscious fruit" of a plant I've not heard of nor seen. I assume you've tasted delicacy?

Carole M. said...

John, you will have certainly tasted prunus fruits at some time. what is prunus?

Andrea said...

The prunus flowers, whatever species they might be, whether domesticated or in the wild, are always awesome and never fail to catch attention. Because we don't have them here, makes me more attracted to it. I once saw a white flowering bush at the wilds of the mountain in Turkey, and i can't seem to leave without taking the photos! The color of this one is so beautiful too.

anastasia said...

so lovely!

lotusleaf said...

What a lovely surprise it must have been for you! Your picture is beautiful.

Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely weekend flowers! :)

Brian King said...

Those are beautiful!

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous blooms.

Purple Bougainvillae

guild-rez said...

Spring is in the air:)
Very lovely colourful flowering prunus.

Thank you for your visit and comment.

Montanagirl said...

Just so gorgeous!

Digi-Irma said...

Hello Carole what a beautiful flower, I think everything is in bloom in your country.
Here it is autumn and the leaves fall from the trees.
Greetings Irma

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

These are stunning pictures of the blooms. The colours.

Thanks for sharing.

Karin M. said...

These are wonderful blossoms. very nicely captured ...
Best regards, Karin

Roy said...

Brilliant Carole. That was one bit of assumed rubbish that was worth throwing away.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have just caught up with the lovely photos and words in your recent posts. We are enjoying some beautiful autumnal weather at the moment and the garden is loving it.

Jan Castle said...

What a nice surprise indeed! Beautiful flowers Carole.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Stewart M said...

Wonderful flowers - I spent some time trying to get some images of the crab-apple trees in our front garden - but just a little bit to much wind.

I think the whole house in my photograph would have looked good when it was first painted - but it does look rather sad these days. If it was not so far away (and probably expensive!) it would be a tempting project!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Sharyl said...

Fabulous! I really love that top close-up, but the 2nd one is nice too so we can see the image "in context!"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful surprise to find that out on a hike. Wow.

Judy said...

What a gorgeous tree!! So full of blossoms!! I wish I was there, rather than here, with the last of the colourful leaves...