Some people might say that trees look prettier in the summer, but on a sunny winter day when the sky is azure blue and the ground is covered with clean white snow, the trees have an interesting look that I find very appealing. Thank you to the Green Bay Botanical Garden for sharing your trees with me. Susan, are you reading this? I hope so.
The Gable's Weeping White Fir is a slow-growing fir with drooping branches that give it a weeping appearance making it a good choice as a focal point in the garden or yard. And it's even patriotic.
The huge pyramidal shape of this Whitnall Silver Linden caught my attention. It's a popular, long-lived shade tree.
This ornamental tree with cherry red fruit is the Anne E Weeping Crabapple. In the spring, the flower buds will be a deep red-pink and open to faded pink and white blossoms. The fruit turns a bright red in early autumn and persists into the winter.
Crabapple trees are a very popular tree in the Midwest. In addition to their beautiful spring blooms, they also provide us with visual interest the rest of the year with their textured bark, craggy branches and brightly colored fruit. The Ormiston Roy Crabapple in this photo has orange fruit although that's hard to see in the photo.
The day that I was at the Garden, the lights and decorations from the annual Garden of Lights event were being taken down and removed. This one was still up and reminded me of what a good time was had by all back in December.