This is one of the most beautiful blooming trees I've ever seen. I think it's called the Eastern Redbud. There are many around this area, mostly in the yards of the older houses south of the golf course, but since we drive through that area almost every day, we get to enjoy their beauty.
I took these photos about 10 or 12 days ago, and the flowers have almost completely faded by now. The trees' green leaves are coming in and the purple blossoms are dropping away.
Fleeting, but gorgeous!