Thursday, June 1, 2017

Grancy Greybeard - #ThursdayTreeLove

The first time I saw this native American tree, I thought "how beautiful".

Against a historic downtown Binghamton backdrop, and a blue sky, it is even more beautiful.  Here's a little information about this tree.

Grancy Greybeard, Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard.  It is called many names.
This is a closeup of the flowers.

This variety of tree, Chionanthus virginicus, is in bloom right now where I live.

Enjoy this flower for today's #ThursdayTreeLove, hosted by Parul Thakur.  If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post. Let’s appreciate Nature around us!

15 comments:

  1. Alana your posts on Thursday Tree Love are so unique, informative and fascinating. Thank you for introducing me to a unique Native American tree.

    Here's my post:

    http://natashamusing.com/2017/06/thursdaytreelove11-morning-mysticism-of-a-mountain-tree/

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    1. Thank you, Natasha, for dropping by and providing me the link.

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  2. Beautiful photo of the tree with the magnificent building as a background! Visit my world: Share Your World - From Voortrekker Monument to Kruger National Park.

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    1. Shirley, I've never been to your part of the world in person, but at least I can now visit virtually! Thank you.

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  3. wow...such lovely flowers...you shot this in which season?

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    1. It's spring where I live. We don't have a monsoon/rainy season. We have snow and lots of cold in the winter, but now many things are blooming.

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  4. Such a beautiful, lush green tree. Love those flowers - very unusual indeed!

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    1. They really are unusual. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. what a pretty tree - and in such a lovely old area. You do discover the most interesting little snippets to photograph Alana - I'm always interested to see what you put up each week.

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    1. Thank you, Leanne - you've made my day!

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  6. Here I thought I was the only one to sport a grey beard...

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    1. Ha, my spouse has one, too. But it isn't as pretty as the tree beard is.

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.

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    1. They aren't that common here, either. I saw one in Otsiningo Park (a picture of that park is in tomorrow's post) several years ago and was amazed. I was even more amazed to find one blocks from where I work!

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful tree. I don't think that I've ever seen a tree like that.

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