Blooming from mid Spring on, Dogwoods put their special imprint on nature’s beauty. I try not to miss taking their photos every year, and I don’t have to go far for them.
Spring in the East would not be the same without Dogwood (Cornus Florida) flowers, and traditionally farmers would not plant their crops until they saw such flowers. This morning I went around our town and took the following pictures of pink, red, and white Dogwood flowers.
My favorite is the Pink Dogwood, which is slowly disappearing due to some disease. I could only find one tree today, although there may be others hidden elsewhere.
Of all Spring flowers, the flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) has to be near or at the top because of its stunning grace and beauty. The tree, even without flowers, is handsome with its layered branches. When flowers appear in the month of April, they are a sight to behold. After work today, I stopped at two different locations in our town to photograph flowers of pink and red Dogwoods. Their colors and forms go well together and I found it rather easy to point, compose and take as many shots as I wanted.
Early Spring was brutal, and even today, in mid spring, it still feels cold enough to warrant a jacket when I went outside to take pictures. Many flowers were blooming, with a wide range of colors, from the most intense to the truly delicate.
The following pictures are from the same Dogwood tree that grows in the woods at the back of our house.
Dogwood flowers are a marvel of nature, with lines gracefully curved, so simple yet so beautiful. Spring is the season of dogwoods, and many are blooming in our area. Today I went out and took pictures of pink and white dogwood flowers, the latter from our backyard.
By the way, pink dogwoods are becoming increasingly rare due to a fungus disease, Dogwood Anthracnose.