Friday, April 2, 2010

Tulip Trees

I don’t know the real name of these trees.  I’ve just always heard them called Tulip Trees.  They look more like a Magnolia to me but whatever.
The blooms are very delicate.  And very sensitive to temperature.  Therefore, they usually get hurt by a frost. 
But in the years that they don’t, they are magnificent!!
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Living on the Spit said...

Those shots are really beautiful. Ironically, I took some photos of the same kind of tree yesterday, but mine are not as good as yours. I too, don't know what kind of tree it is, but it's oh so gorgeous.

big hair envy said...

We've always called it a Tulip Tree as well. One of my "neighbors" has one in her front yard, and I slow down every morning to admire it as I pass by on my way to work:)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous shots Woody! I love those trees too, our neighbor has on and I admire it everyday!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous Woody... I saw a bunch of these beauties in Hendersonville yesterday....

Easter Blessings to you and yours.

snghere said...

I want to say that they are tulip poplar trees, but not sure. My sister, Mary, has two in her front yard. Seems like a frost always gets them just before they bloom, but you're right- when they bloom, they are magnificent!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is something that you would never see in Florida. Gorgeous!!

Jason, as himself said...

Wow! Sooo beautiful. I love flowering trees.

Grandma J said...

Very beautiful! We have very few colorful trees in TX. I'm being kind to the Lone Star State because I've never seen any. I'm guessing those Tulip Trees have a nice fragrance as well.

Happy Easter, Woody

Mental P Mama said...

The Tulip Poplar is the state tree of Tennessee....I don't know the difference between a tulip and a tulip poplar, though. But that sure is a beauty!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Not sure what it is other than beautiful!
Great shots Woody.