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Bradford Pear Trees

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 November 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Bradford pear trees spotted outside Waukegan City Hall. These colors have never been seen before since these trees were planted almost eight years ago. This is one of the benefits of landscape design when you can see your choice of tree show its beauty in all seasons. Surprisingly, these trees have retained much of their foliage through windy rain storms during the last week.

Here is a close-up of one of those same Bradford pear trees photographed in Spring of 2011.

Photographed November 6, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 220 26 mm

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

I only love those trees

8 Nov 2013 5:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Normally you wouldn't think of trees as part of the design elements of a bilding or development. Architects are getting just a little bit more closer to their communities these days.

8 Nov 2013 7:45am

@Curly: Nah..........it was the urban planner, not the architect. :-)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendides couleurs automnales dans un magnifique décor!!! Bonne journée.

8 Nov 2013 7:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Someone made an excellent planting choice here. Can be done,

8 Nov 2013 8:25am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

This is definitely an amazing gift from the nature. Guessingly, a lot of people including you enjoy a stunning view. I'm happy to hear that these trees keep the beauty in spite of windy rain storms. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great weekend. :)

8 Nov 2013 8:31am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture with marvelous autumn colours ! They are indeed amazing and very special trees !

8 Nov 2013 9:42am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Trees in fire ! like them !

8 Nov 2013 10:05am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid colors !

8 Nov 2013 11:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous - Bradford Pears really do put on quite a show in autumn if conditions are right. I don't think I've ever seen the ones around here go so orange though - they seem to turn more of a deep red.

8 Nov 2013 12:07pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful fall color in these trees.

8 Nov 2013 1:15pm

Tony from United Kingdom

Beautiful colours in the trees, I like the contrast with the subtle colour of the sky.

8 Nov 2013 2:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Beautiful image of these wonderful trees dressed in their fall splendor!
Their spring blossoms were gorgeous too.

8 Nov 2013 2:16pm

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Today you're like me captured the beauty of autumn colors! Nice compo!

8 Nov 2013 5:35pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Nice to see the trees covering the buildings as I doubt you would have pulled the
trigger otherwise, beautiful !~

8 Nov 2013 5:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

They are truly beautiful with their varied hues. Sweet shot !

8 Nov 2013 5:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Magnificent colors! Gorgeous image.

8 Nov 2013 6:30pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular colors! A pleasure to look at. Wonderful image.

8 Nov 2013 6:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

incredible colours! what a great idea to plant these trees this way !!!

8 Nov 2013 7:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are lovely colors. It's good that they can resist the winds you get.

8 Nov 2013 7:27pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful autumn colors; the bradford pear trees in our area have just started to turn color; they usually hold there leaves till Thanksgiving. This is a really beautiful capture!

8 Nov 2013 7:29pm

claudie from le havre, France

Très jolie composition !!!!

8 Nov 2013 8:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely trees!

8 Nov 2013 10:43pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Tonalités superbes... ))

8 Nov 2013 11:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful colors!

8 Nov 2013 11:08pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

They're certainly an excellent addition to the location.

8 Nov 2013 11:46pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You are a bit ahead of us, as ours have not turned yet. Lovely.

8 Nov 2013 11:54pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. That building would look somewhat mundane without that colour there.

9 Nov 2013 3:58am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs pour les arbres

9 Nov 2013 9:26am

Footloose Ferret from Central Florida, United States

They are just showing off for the tourist ... you know how trees are.

9 Nov 2013 6:21pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

They look almost unreal ... These autumn colors are really fascinating and they stand out beautifully against the pale colors of the buildings !!!

10 Nov 2013 11:35pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Beautifull diagonal trees

12 Nov 2013 3:57pm