Monday, April 22, 2013

Dogwood Blooms

I took so many photos of my dogwood tree this weekend. I've held back and will only post three of them. That's not to say you might not see more later. :)
Love the bubbles of bokeh in this one!
 (Nancy C.'s L131 texture used)
 
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
I've got my Earth Day T-shirt laid out and ready to wear.
Go outside, take a walk, breathe the fresh air - celebrate Earth Day.
 
Linking to Macro Monday and Tuesday Muse.

39 comments:

Lea said...

Beautiful sign of Spring!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Stewart M said...

Hi there - one of the things I like about my "long lens" is that it has a close focus distance. So, its great for butterflies as well as birds.

Having said that it did take a while to find a cooperative Monarch.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Andy said...

Neat closeups.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! I love the middle one.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

These are so pretty. It's fun to be seeing flower photos again.

Nicki said...

These are quite lovely. We have a pink dogwood in the front yard, so I too took out this weekend to snap some pictures of white dogwood blossoms that seem to have popped out over night.

Leora said...

Beautiful - I've been enjoying capturing the spring blossoms with my camera. I especially like your top photo.

Jan n Jer said...

Simply stunning photos...I love dogwoods...can't wait until mind blooms!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, be still my heart! the 2nd shot is brilliant!

Nancy said...

These shots are so beautiful that you should definitely share more with us....They are truly breathtaking....

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These photos are beautiful! Go ahead and show us many more. We have yet to see anything like that here.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful dogwoods, Carletta. Ours are just starting to bloom here.. I love Dogwoods.

Happy Earth Day to you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gattina said...

Just beautiful !

Dianne said...

I love your dogwood tree
please do post more photos

I helped a neighbor figure out their recycling dilemma, otherwise known as just not wanting to do it, so now I've made it idiot proof. They might actually do it.
Happy Earth Day

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely lovely photos - do show more. I noticed this weekend as we were driving that the wild dogwoods are beginning to bloom in the woods - they add such a brightness to the spring woods.

Jori said...

Beautiful! Happy Earth Day!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I love dogwood! Beautiful shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful dogwood blossoms, lovely reminder of the yard we had in a former life. Thanks for the memories. Post all the pictures you can of them and I'd be happy!

JunieRose2005 said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!

Deanna said...

such a beautiful flower and you have captured it perfectly!!

Ida said...

Stunning. The dogwoods are in full bloom here now too and so beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Absolutely stunning Carletta.

ladyfi said...

How utterly beautiful!

Tina´s PicStory said...

how beautiful! :)

Faye said...

You have outdone yourself with these dogwood blooms, Carletta! Do us a mosaic so we can see many, many of them--never dogwood overload. :-) Such an interesting flower and your edits are just inspired.

Thank you for getting back with me about the bird ID reference. I'll followup on that soon.

Snap said...

Dogwoods bloom not far from me, but not in the city. These images of your dogwood are gorgeous.

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, how I love dogwoods. Gorgeous!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Love dogwoods. I saw a lot in Virginia this weekend, but ours still is not blooming. Love the last shot.

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Lovely a real breath of Spring- visiting from Tuesday Muse...

abrianna said...

I like the bubbly bokeh too.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the red-tipped creamy petals. Thank you for sharing with us Carletta. xo

Evelyn S. said...

I need to drive more than 50 miles to find dogwood trees, and I should be doing that now! They are the most fascinating blossom! Beautiful captures!

Kerri said...

These are awesome!

Sharon said...

Lovely! We don't have dogwood in California -- thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of yours!

Gracie said...

Beautiful shots! Looks like Spring is in full bloom.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful dogwood blooms! I saw so many of these in Portland. I so wish we had them here. :)

Craver Vii said...

These are beeeeautiful pics!! They definitely have that "wow factor."

Lisa said...

These are breathtakingly beautiful! I love the muted color and processing.
Visiting from Tuesday Muse.

Rose said...

I just this afternoon took photos of my pink dogwood! May take more tomorrow! Your shots are beautiful. Dogwoods are one of my favorites.