Thursday, April 23, 2015

Oklahoma's State Tree ...

Cercis candensis, commonly known as eastern redbud, is an absolutely gorgeous tree that is among the first to flower in the spring (March to May).  It's native to the eastern United States and Canada.  It grows 15 to 30 feet tall and spreads 15 to 35 feet wide.
  


Our landscape at Cedarmere Farm is currently dotted with striking redbuds in full bloom.  


You can see the redbud in the upper left corner of the field.





It makes me smile to be greeted in the morning by a line of purplish-pink flowers as I look across our pond from our kitchen door.







Everywhere we look, we see pink and purplish-pink ...   










Ahhh ... life in the country is beautiful!




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40 comments:

  1. Hello Christa,
    I understand you and I love this view also, the pink is simply amazing!
    I wish you a nice friday,
    moni

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  2. Your images are simply stunning. The landscapes are fantastic and the countryside so beautiful.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. What lovely photos, Christa. The redbud trees are stunning. You live in such a beautiful part of the world. All the best, Bonny

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  4. What lovely photos, Christa. The redbud trees are stunning. You live in such a beautiful part of the world. All the best, Bonny

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  5. Fantastic colours1 Yes, life in the countryside is wonderful now :)

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  6. I agree....country life IS beautiful. love that second image.

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  7. Wonderful flowers! I can see why you love them. I would love to have that view outside my kitchen window. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Stunning shots of this gorgeous tree. We have a lot of them here where I live and I've enjoyed seeing them bloom this spring.

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  9. these trees and flowers are so incredibly beautiful! happy pink saturday! xo

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  10. Gorgeous images, the redbuds are beautiful.. So many pretty images from your farm, the bluebird is lovely.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  11. Your countryside is looking beautiful. Gorgeous blossom........thanks for sharing this....

    Happy Monday!

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  12. Oh my goodness, your photos are always a delight Christa, and thank you so very much for sharing them with Today's Flowers. Love to see the redbuds bloom :)

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  13. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Be sure and link up for Garden Tuesday!

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  14. What an amazing color! The macro is phantastic!

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  15. I was used to seeing Redbud trees in spring in Houston where I grew up, but I didn't know they grew wild in Oklahoma, that does make for pretty spring scenery.

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  16. Ah! Redbuds...my favorite...and these are glorious shots of them. All of your photos and mosaics are just stunning!

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  17. One of my favorite trees and lucky CO....love the bluebird too.

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  18. Indeed, I agree about the country life! It seems that spring has arrived in your world. The trees and birds are just gorgeous.

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  19. I am so envious of your redbuds Christa. They will grow south of us but not here in the snow belt and I've wanted one of these forever. As a matter of fact I was gifted a weeping form and even it didn't make it. I'd be spending a lot of time drinking in the stunning view from the kitchen door if I lived at your place.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  20. What a beautiful state tree! It must be so spectacular to se eit in bloom all around you!

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  21. All these blossoms... absolutely amazing! A beautiful landscape too.

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  22. Wonderful shots, Christa! The redbud is a gorgeous tree and we see it planted as an exotic(!) street tree here in Australia (see: http://melbournedaily.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/melbourne-street-trees-eastern-redbud.html)
    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos, I look forward to your next contribution!

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  23. Those are beautiful. You have a wonderful view too. I didn't know the redbud was the state tree of OK but then I don't know any of the state trees except Texas.

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  24. Beautiful, I look forward to the redbuds every year. Every once in a while we get a snow while the redbuds are in bloom and that is really special.

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  25. Wondrous, Christa. Your place is beautiful too.

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  26. Beautiful images, for urban people your view is almost like heaven, so quiet, relaxing and healthy. Wonderful place to live!

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  27. Beautiful images, I love the colour of the trees. Thanks Christa.

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  28. I don't think I've ever seen one before. It's beautiful. It sort of reminds me of the lilac which is Massachusetts state flower.

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  29. they are a beautiful tree, and what a great view you shared. Your bird shots are ever so pretty too. I was happy to know my post on Clematis and Lilacs were helpful to you! Have a great day!

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  30. What a lovely tree! Nice photos of the pink blossoms.

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  31. I'm in love! ♥ What a tree, what a beautiful area and so many nice photos.
    I'm really glad I find this page -)
    http://tillklippt.blogspot.se/

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  32. Redbuds are so beautiful. Unfortunately they won't survive in my area although they do very well an hour south of me in Toronto.

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  33. A wonderful series of stunning photos! And I like the Cercis candensis in particular. :-D

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  34. LOVE redbuds! They are so beautiful in the woods in the spring! You got some gorgeous photos!

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