the Way You Think

About the photo: This is a picture of the blooming Pyrus calleryana, (aka Callery pear or the Bradford pear), a beautiful ornamental tree that is abundant here in Southern California.  It blooms in early spring, and drops its tiny white petals to the ground which causes quite the display especially where there are rows of these trees (for example the girls’ school).  There is one problem: these trees stink.  So, to see the freckled beauty of these flowers through my lens allowed me to let my sense of vision overtake my sense of smell, just for a moment…


 © Houseman 2013