Saturday, March 12, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Winter white (but not snow white)

Winter white (but not snow!)

It's winter white...but it's not snow white. Lovely, but invasive, the Callery pear trees have begun to bloom.

Seminary Wood in Decatur, Georgia, USA. 25 February 2022.
The Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana)is one of the first trees to bloom in early March throughout north Georgia. The tree has been widely planted across the southeast for its white spring blossoms and red fall color. [...] Callery trees growing wild trees develop thick thorns along the branches,inches long. Many cultivars of the Callery pear can invade and destroy native ecosystems.
North Georgia Master Gardeners.

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  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally —but not always (as is the case today)— with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 12 of 52, for year 2022. See it at Flickr: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R
    • Settings: 150 mm | 1/1250 sec | ISO 200 | ƒ/5.6

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