Every year when spring rolls around, I look forward to feasting my eyes on the beautiful purple blossoms of the Red Bud trees and wish they didn't have to turn green so fast. 

I've also wondered why a tree with purple flowers would be called a Red bud.  Well this year, as I roamed around with digital camera in hand, I discoverd some things I had never noticed before. 

Before these trees start to bloom, they are covered with buds that are, indeed, red. And not all Red Bud leaves turn green.

The leaves of the Forest Pansy Redbud in my parking lot turn dark red.

And now I'm beginning to think my eyes have deceived me and those lovely flowers I always thought were purple are actually a shade of pink. 

Who would have thought!


  1. I often wondered that same thing. Aren't they SO beautiful? Great pics!

  2. They are lovely indeed. Wish I could have a tree like that in my garden. Had never seen trees like these in Malaysia.

  3. They are indeed beautiful, GGG.

    Have a blessed week. Missed ya!!

  4. I just love the beautiful pictures you always share with us. God has created such a lovely world for us. Thank you for appreciating and sharing it with us through your blog.
    Hugs, Lura

  5. Lovely pictures and I loved your words. We sometimes need to look at things a bit closer to see the whole picture don't we! Thanks so much for sharing with us. XXOO

  6. I enjoyed you blog! Beautiful Pics!
    Hopefully, you'll get a lot out of mine.
    God Bless, Bob West

  7. I so enjoy studying God's creations... He is quite the Artist.

  8. Sandra, just in case you didn't get my e-mail. (For some reason they keep bouncing back) I wanted you to know that your doll is on the way to you! Sorry it has taken so long to begin her journey! Hope you like her! xxoo


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