Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dogwoods in and around Atlanta



There are many native dogwood trees (Cornus florida is the Latin name for this native tree) flowering in and around Atlanta. Actually the lovely dogwood blossoms herald spring in Georgia . It is such a pleasure to drive along the roads where so many varieties of dogwoods can be seen, bearing clouds of white or various shades of pink blossoms. Here is a southern mansion with a dogwood tree, on the left behind the azalea bushes, starting to bloom




A dogwood tree, in full bloom, is a lovely sight. This year the dogwood trees look especially nice, with gorgeous colors..





These dogwood trees seem to be covered with snowflakes -






Such delicate and fragile blossoms - (click on any picture to enlarge it)













The dogwood trees are loved both by humans for their elegance and beauty and by wild birds for their seeds in the fall. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, two of our wild dogwood trees went down during the last storm which had up to 60 miles an hour wind.







5 comments:

dot said...

Your pictures are lovely! My favorite time of the year is spring when the azaleas and dogwood are blooming.

Elaine said...

Your dogwood photos are absolutely gorgeous. I have a special fondness for dogwoods--they evoke memories of my childhood growing up in Oregon. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, now, and so I don't often get to enjoy them. I found your site via At the Water. Your photos are wonderful and I'll be back to visit.

Vagabonde said...

thank you Elaine for your comments - as you can see I am just starting in the "blogging" world, so any encouragement is welcome.

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are exquisite! And welcome the to "blogging" world! I'm relatively new myself -- less than a year, but I never knew I could have so much fun, make contact with so many lovely people as I have. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments, always appreciated! Enjoy! Spring is here!

Elaine said...

I just started blogging in January, so it's a new world to me too. It's been a lot of fun and I have been amazed at the beautiful photography and stories that people have shared. You are off to a good start on your blog!