Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Madness!

Spring has sprung early this year...really early.  I've had my heat off for a couple of weeks now, with the windows wide open...until today.  Our beautiful Cleveland Flowering Pear Tree is in full bloom, in all its STINKY glory.  Our front windows will remain closed until the flowers fall off.  

Don't let the good looks fool ya, these beautiful flowers smell like something died. Seriously, it smells like something is decomposing.  Our first spring in Ohio, I searched all around the front of our house in the flower beds looking for a dead animal, only to discover the stomach turning smell was coming from the pretty white flowers!  


Even though it smells like death, it sure is beautiful!   





Just a couple of weeks ago it looked like this...


Today...

We had another record breaking day with blue skies and temps reaching 83!  
{Our average high for the month of March is 45 degrees F}  

Hope everyone is off to a wonderful Spring!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!


3 comments:

It's All Connected said...

That reminds me of French Lilacs that smell like a tom cat sprayed. A giant tom cat. Yuk! How did I get a sunburn in March! ~ Maureen

A Few Pennies said...

I never knew; we have an ornamental pear tree in bloom but never notice any odor; maybe a different species--anyhow--your tree looks gorgeous against that blue sky!

Natalie said...

Your photo's are stunning! What a pity the tree smells awful (it is funny tho) YOur Spring is early and warm - our Autumn is early and very cold :-( Oh I am going to complain the whole Winter this year.....