4/6/10

Attack of the Tulip Trees

We came home late at night on Sunday so I could smell the perfume of the petals all over our yard and see that we'd had a lot fall to the ground in a rainstorm but I had no idea how beautiful it was until Monday morning. I swept our walk way around 10 a.m. and it was covered again that afternoon. The woman that lived most of her life in this home did a wonderful job of planning for Spring. It's almost a sensory overload at my house.



Those petals are deceptively slippery! I'm hoping Brett can mow them up before they all turn brown and slimy. We'll have the start of the prettiest compost pile on the block!

We had a lovely Easter weekend. I plan on sharing a photo heavy post on it soon but my house is sure to swallow us up if I don't first tackle the laundry and piles leftover from such a trip.

xoxo,
Rachel

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41 comments:

Emma said...

My mum just planted a tulip tree, something she has always wanted in her amazing garden. Can't wait for our Spring in Australia.

lisaroy said...

So pretty! Your home is adorable too!

Sal said...

I agree, you have such a cute home!

Sharon said...

so pretty! i took a walk this wekend in a garden overflowing with tulips and plan to do some sketching of them this week -i love spring flowers:)

Lori said...

Oh how I wish I had a tree like that in my yard! Lucky girl - enjoy the aroma. :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

There's a tree like that outside my apartment where I park my car. Let me tell you, heels + slippery petals equals disaster! I nearly broke my neck yesterday walking across those suckers! Now I'll be going out of my way to avoid them:)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

How pretty! I love this time of year.

Kristin Ann said...

So beautiful. It snowed petals. What a lovely springtime gift.

amy said...

I didn't even know tulip trees existed. It's beautiful!

Blair said...

note to self: plant tulip tree.

beautiful!

Meg said...

How pretty! Don't you just love Springtime???
xoxo~Meg

courtney.janelle.sews said...

Wow, so gorgeous! I don't think I could leave my front porch if I lived there. I love our little cubby hole loft but it's posts like this--spring, grass, trees, flowers, compost piles--that make me long for a house.

Kite Tails said...

What a pretty spring surprise! How beautiful!

Feather said...

i've never heard of a tulip tree. never saw one, either. but...this is the most beautiful thing! your pictures remind me of a fairy house or something. so magical, those lovely petals all over the ground. i'd love to be standing there when they fall like a colorful, light rain!

laura said...

lucky you! i wish i had a yard that i could plant a magnolia tree in. i went out yesterday to take photos of one. having to sweep the walk would be worth it.

Inkie said...

Compared to yours, my tulip tree is very very small. But I love her anyway. Spring is a little later her, but I believe she will bloom within two weeks. Can't wait.

Jamie said...

Rachel, those pictures are gorgeous!!!! Spring is here!!! Yay!!!

Ragazzarte said...

I am soooooooo jealous! I LOVE magnolias. I planted one at my old house, and it took about 2 years to bloom. I saw it in 'full bloom' (3 flowers to be exact) once... last spring, and then we moved. Sadly, there is no place at the new house for a Magnolia. =(
Happy Spring to you and your family!

robin said...

wow whata yard full!!!...really pretty rachel

Stars & Rockets said...

What a gorgeous front yard!

Michaela Lynch said...

Beautiful! There was a tulip tree down the street from me growing up. I always miss it this time of year.

Caroline said...

oh! it really reminds me of magnolia trees with their beautiful blossoms that only last a week.

those photos are gorgeous with that pink!

:)

-Caroline

Today Hilary... said...

I love flowering trees. I'd love to have a weeping cherry blossom in my front yard....

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mandiegirl said...

How pretty! :)

Amber said...

I love this time of year. This morning I noticed that a lot of trees were blooming and the grass is so green! It made my drive to work so nice!
XOXO

Amie said...

So beautiful!

harlow said...

SO PRETTY. I love Spring.

molly said...

I have a yard that looks eerily similar, all covered in petals. You always share such delightful photos, thanks.

jari spry said...

so pretty.

Kara said...

Soooo pretty! Orange blossoms are my favorite and they're plentiful here in AZ!

Natalie Call said...

Beautiful!

highplainsthrifter.net said...

So pretty! : ) Can't wait for a pic-heavy post, from you they're delightful!

Wendy said...

this is stunning!
You are living in a total dreamworld!

erin jessie said...

okay, i officially want a tulip tree & a lemon tree :) in my yard. this is just beautiful! i love your blog, it is so cute!!

Alice said...

Well that is just the prettiest yard ever! Lucky you!

Anna said...

I love it! It looks like the Magnolia trees we have here in Oz...just gorgeous!

Alison Fay said...

This is so pretty! I neeeeeed to plant some flowering trees in my yard!

Bekka said...

So pretty! We just planted some flowering trees, so I can't wait for the day they do this!

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So pretty! Your home is adorable too!
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Meg said...

wow, that is just gorgeous! you're lucky to have so many blossoming trees in your yard. the trees have yet to blossom around my parts... i can't wait!

mandyface said...

Lovely lovely.