|Pink Dogwood pastel ACEO--NOT-STINKY!|
If you were to visit me in early Spring you might think that something was amiss. You might sniff the air and wonder. What is that revolting odor that seems to be rising from everywhere all at once? Where in the world could it be coming from? You look around you and all you see are flowers and trees with beautiful white blossoms. The breeze blows your way and the assault on your olfactory senses continues.
You wonder how such an idyllic and well-maintained outdoor area can smell of body odor, rotting fish and just plain funky-ness.
Well, I have news for you. Those two beautiful trees with all those lovely white blossoms in my front yard happen to be the notorious Bradford Pear. Don’t blame me. I didn’t plant them. Just like the broken dishwasher, heat pump and Fridge, it came with the house. We replaced the appliances. The trees remain.
And what makes matters worse is that everyone on the street must have taken a field trip to the nursery to purchase and plant these trees. You’ve heard of streets lined with gold? My street happens to be lined with stinky pear trees.
Actually the trees themselves are pretty, wonderfully shaped and after the spring stinkies, they are pretty much non-threatening. So if you do visit me in the spring, don’t ask. Just be thankful that the vase in my foyer contains some mums, freesia, and a tulip or two.
|Poor, poor, stinky tree|
F.Y.I. Bradford pear trees are strictly ornamental and do not produce edible fruit!
Since this is my “ode “ to spring, I believe it qualifies for Mr. Toasts Creative Tuesdays. Please visit goodteatoo.blogspot.com and enjoy all the wonderful creativity.