Last year, just after we moved into our new home, one of the trees in our back yard broke out in the most amazing display of blossoms. We fell in love with this tree but have never been able to figure out what kind it is. I figure it must be some crazy hybrid, possibly a flowering pear of some sort. After the blossoms were finished the tree sprouted dark green leaves which provided a beautiful thick shade all Summer long. In the Fall the green leaves turned a dazzling red providing a beautiful back drop outside our windows. Because winter in Fallon can be so drab, we have anxiously awaited the tree to bust out in its "popcorn on the apricot tree" look. Everyday Jacob and I look to see what kind of progress it is making. It currently has little peppercorn buds just waiting to pop out. Soon it will be covered in pure white blossoms from branch to trunk. I can hardly wait!