The Landscape Stirs

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Bradford Pear 21420” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

Old man winter blasts the parking lot with his icy breath bringing forth our annual St. Valentine’s Day snow. I have noticed that in my little slice of Appalachia that we’re more likely to have a wet Christmas and a white Valentine’s Day. However, this year it was actually too cold for snow. We only got a few flakes that quickly dissipated. And even in spite of the bitter cold I noticed that Mother Nature is slowly opening her eyes from the deep sleep of winter.

In the urban areas the Bradford Pear is one of the first to wake up. As the big blue truck carried me by I noticed the buds are starting to swell. The papery outer scales have started to slip away and reveal the light green promise of new life. And this hits a mark on my natural calendar. Time of the swollen buds. It will most likely be several weeks before they actually open and even then it’s common to have snow covered flowers but as they drop the pear leaves begin to burst open and the other flowers follow. The Service berry, magnolia and Dogwood will also be making an appearance. Usually it’s April when they come out.

The temperature actually has less to do with the buds opening and more do with the earth’s angle to the sun and wavelength of the the light that hits the tree. So I pay attention to the Bradford Pear buds and take note of what they’re saying. Tonight they say “Get ready. It’s not much longer before the land is fully awake.”

Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

If you would like to Follow me on Facebook the web address is

If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.

Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?

I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.

Clicking on the photo takes you to, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographer.

Thank you again for your support of my page!❤

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s