Friday, April 27, 2007

Dogwoods

The dogwood tree may be my favorite.
my back 40 "My" back 40. (I live in a condominium that backs up to a wooded area, so "my" may be a bit to literal...)

dogwood blossom

dogwood A tree in the neighborhood.

Does anyone know why some are white & others are pink? What about why some are very light pink & others are dark?

11 comments:

susan said...

Beautiful. I love dogwoods, also. It is good that you have a 'back 40' to enjoy (without paying the property taxes every year)! Love the ducklings, it must be spring!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

They're different varieties of dogwoods, that's all. You can choose the color you like, although you'd never find a pink one growing naturally in the woods... those are only available for planting through nurseries, they're 'created'. We have pinks and whites in our yard and they were so pretty in full bloom UNTIL Easter when we were assaulted by three consecutive nights of obscenely frigid temps (low 20's) which turned our blooms into something akin to cornflakes :( I enjoyed seeing yours in all their glory!

Libby said...

I think you can call it yours - did you read Yertle the Turtle? He was king of all he could see *s* Looks beautiful.

Jules said...

We had dogwoods at our old house. I may need to some to plant here. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

Rian said...

How lovely. Dogwoods are so striking. We don't have them around here. There are dogwood trees in Yosemite, and they are so strikingly beautiful they take your breath away.

Nancy said...

Doesn't matter if it's "yours" or not. You still get the use of that beautiful view!

Marcie said...

I love the dogwoods also. Haven't seen any pink ones around here. How exciting that you are going to the Houston show! You sure make it to lots of quilt shows. Have fun!

meggie said...

I loved those pics. I dont think I have ever seen a Dogwood tree... well not to my knowledge. But I love those big bold looking flowers.
And ejnoy your Quilt show.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful blooms!
Did you get to see the cherry trees this year?
Jeanne

Jeanne said...

The dogwoods are my favorite, especially the pink ones. Beautiful pictures!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hello there! I saw your comment on my quilt on flickr and made my way over here. What a lovely tree.