Thursday, March 17, 2011

I wish these photos were scratch and sniff

My next-door neighbor has a pear tree, and the subtle scent of its blossoms has been wafting into my yard for a few weeks now. I've never particularly enjoyed the taste of pears, but these blossoms smell sweet enough to eat.



  1. ooh, pretty! I can almost imagine smelling them though I have no idea what pear trees smell like. (I don't care for pears to eat, either.)

  2.'ll be awhile yet before I actually see any kind of tree in bloom yet. This is a beautiful pear tree. I once owned one and can attest to the sweetness of the blossoms. Beautiful photos!

  3. They smell so sweet! My neighborhood has several. And my neighbor? He has a couple Sweet Olive trees along our fenceline. When I sit outside in the morning, that delicate rose/apricot scent comes across the air and is heaven, just heaven!

  4. I adore both the tree blossoms and the sweet drippy taste of pears...Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  5. Janet, I couldn't really say what they smell like either, although honey comes to mind.

    Marion, sometimes when we have an early spell of warm weather, things bloom too soon, then suffer when there's another cold snap. I think we're safely past the cold weather now, though.

    Amy, welcome, and thank you for stopping by.

    Duly Inspired, I don't think I've ever smelled a sweet olive tree, but I remember their sweet scent being mentioned in more than one book I've read.

    Holly, it's been so long since I tasted a pear that I can't honestly say I remember why I don't like them.


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