Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An Old Fruit Tree



Out there in the sleepy spring yard, smiled one very old fruit tree. How I never noticed her before amazes me.

I can't tell what kind of fruit tree she is...pear, apple or peach. This property once had a small peach orchard, perhaps she's a runaway peach tree. Good for her. xo


Bringing in her soft white petals offer us a small sliver of what the whole valley looks like right now. She stands alone up here on the hill, away from the others. But not to worry, now that I know she's here, I'll be sure to visit with her often.

I can't wait to see what fruit she will be.

42 comments :

  1. That's really lovely. Nothing says spring more gently than the blossom from a fruit tree.

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  2. i love fresh blossoming branches in a vase.....very pretty! :)

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  3. I found your charming blog a few weeks ago, but have not left a comment yet. I was immediately taken with your house & that wonderful green door!....I too adore old houses, especially white ones, so I find your home & decorating posts very inspiring! Thank you for the beauty you provide me each time I visit!...Wishing you a lovely week. Your friend, Heidi XO

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  4. These are so pretty. It's too warm to grow stone fruit here in Queensland, and I do miss the lovely blossoms that appear before the fruit. Lucky you! K xx

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  5. I would happily be your in house artist, following you around, painting still lives of pretty branches, muddy boots and rocking chairs on porches.
    pve

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  6. The way you write, it is almost as if this sweet old tree is a person. I love it! :>)

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  7. Trina, you are very lucky to have old fruit trees on your property! I tell my husband all the time that I want to move to an old house...just for the old fruit trees! Your branches make a beautiful and simple display on your mantle!

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  8. Thank goodness we can still have a rare moment in life when we notice something for the very first time. Beautiful arrangement!

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  9. These are beautiful! I have some fruit trees out in the yard that are calling my name now. Hope your having a wonderful day. xoxo

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  10. simple,clean and fresh!! Love it,have a great day! Chrissy

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  11. How lovely! Isn't it wonderful to discover something so special for the first time? Carla

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  12. Hello!
    Just found your lovely blog! And I already adore it!!!
    Susanne from Sweden

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  13. Awwhhh, that's so sweet, and beautiful!
    Have just added you to my blogroll a couple of days ago, and I look forward to following you.

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  14. Trina..your blog is lovely and you really have a way with words. Great post..do visit my blog at www.mydreamcanvas.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Thanks Anu

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  15. Hi Trina,

    Elevating the ordinary to extraordinary is YOUR talent. You are an inspiration.

    ~janet

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  16. This is the most beautiful picture you've shot yet! I don't know what fruit she bears but the flowers are gorgeous ~

    Sarah

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  17. Trina...you have outdone yourself this time!This beautiful picture took my breath away...as did your arrangement!
    What a treasure of a find your mystery tree is...I just know you and her will become life long friends...in every season.
    xo J~

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  18. I can't wait to see either!! The branches are so lovely!

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  19. How beautiful. I grew up surrounded by apple trees and lilacs on my parents' property. Our house here has lilacs, a miniature lilac and an ornamental crab that is just breaking bud. Our double-flowering plum opened today!! IT is my favorite time of year, as much as I love autumn - nothing beats all these flowers!!!!!!!

    Your home is so lovely - each photo is perfection. xo Terri

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  20. You are very poetic in your description. Lovely photo too. You take really great pictures. Your flowering tree sounds so pretty.

    I tagged you to participate in the "6th photo blog game" that is circulating. Please stop by to check it out!

    ~J

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  21. Your blog is so dreamy! I literally read and browse and dream...your house and porperty is stunning and just so relaxing to look at.

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  22. I'm sure she will reward you with not only beautiful blossoms, but delicious fruit as well!

    Kat :)

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  23. It looks like an ornamental pear. I have a few lining the driveway, and the flowers are very similar. Your blog is beautiful as is your home.
    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  24. Stunning photography ... as usual. I too, have an old fruit tree (cherry I think) that is in full bloom right now and just begging to be trimmed and set into a vase in my dining room. I think I might just have to do that! :)

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  25. What beautiful blossoms (and photo and styling of course)-- they don't look pink enough to be peach (but perhaps it just the peach varieties I'm used too that have more pinkish hue?) you'll have to share with us what fruit she bears.

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  26. Oh I am so jealous! (in the most friendly way possible!)
    I LOVE twigs and blossoms.
    Your pictures are perfect and it looks so beautiful. I can feel the Springtime spirit all the way to Sydney!

    x Charlotta

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  27. great pictures and love your mirror! verbena cottage

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  28. I love Spring, and blossom in the house. Gorgeous display trina

    jxx

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  29. I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago. Forgive me for not leaving a comment till today.

    Beautiful blog, beautiful post.

    Have a blessed weekend upcoming!
    Sheila

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  30. Looks beautiful! Enjoy the surprise!!

    Blessings,
    Stacey
    ps--You have a lovely blog!!

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  31. Trina,

    I love how you write..as if to a very dear friend that you lost touch with and now just discovered. So poetic.

    I don't believe it's a peach...I've only seen peach trees with pink blossoms...but I'm curious to see what she bears. Do let us know! ;)

    Hugs,

    Gail

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  32. Would love to fill my whole house with them!

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  33. This photo is so lovely...your "runaway" tree branch seems fitting to be honored on your mantle. A branch of beauty found on the hill top...not sure what she is yet, but can't wait to see what fruit she will be...

    Yes, I do believe this little tree branch and your renovation journey are quite the pair :)

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  34. So many adjectives, how to choose just the right one(s)! My dear friend led me to your beautiful, enchanting, big sigh evoking, remarkable blog - suffice it to say your incredible pictures, along with the words you chose to write about your wayward "girl" are simple perfection.

    Going to make sure and share with my Auntie Buttercup (she's Buttercup, I'm Poopsie - it's a Ya Ya thing...) who lives in Salem, OR about your blog.

    Best to you and yours and look forward to checking in here often...

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  35. How lovely. I hope you will.

    xo.
    -maria

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  36. Love it! How lucky to have neighbors like that!! I bet it smell divine as well.

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  37. Hi Trina!
    It's hard to tell from a picture, but your little mystery beauty looks a lot like our sour cherry. As usual, a most lovely post!

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  38. I forgot to mention in the last comment how much I love that mirror!

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