Thursday, April 8, 2010


If you were to take stroll down into our woods and look carefully out through the new green spring leaves, you'd see flowers floating in the air. It makes me think of an enchanted fairy land.

However, as you probably know, it is only an illusion. First of all, flowers don't just float in the air. They have to be attached to branches. Which these are.

And second, what you would see aren't even flowers. They are the beautiful white bracts of Cornus florida, more commonly known as Flowering Dogwoods.

(A little creature was visiting the center of this one.)

I didn't plant these; they were here when I came. They are native to this area and there are many young seedlings in the woods. Imagine what it will be like when they, too, grow up and bloom.

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

I love dogwoods!! Maybe you could plant some pink ones. :)

~ K ~

Ruth said...

K - That's a good idea! :)

lostlandscape (James) said...

I've only been lucky enough to see dogwoods do their spring thing once, late April in Yosemite--more than 10 years ago, but truly memorable.

Ruth said...

James - the Dogwoods really are something! Thanks for stopping by!