The blossoms from our ornamental pear tree have blown off the tree and fallen to the ground like snow flakes. For a photo, please see Yollis' 365 Project blog titled Snowing.
This afternoon, my dog took my shoe and ran with it into our backyard. I immediately ran after him, so he wouldn't rip my shoe. Once I managed to get my shoe out of his mouth, I noticed two beautiful trees with pink blossoms and purple leaves. These two trees were nestled (to lie in a hidden or sheltered manner) between tall green trees. Up until now, these trees were bare with just grey branches sticking out.
Pink blossoms and purple leaves
As I was driving home from school, I noticed these pink blossoming trees all over our neighborhood. The trees are much smaller in size as compared to the ornamental pear trees, but they have similar type of flowering blossoms.
What do you think about these trees? Does anyone know what type of trees these are?