I love seeing the Dogwood bloom in Spring here in North Carolina. It is even named the state flower. Thought it was funny to learn that the Latin name of the Dogwood is Cornus Florida. So…., shouldn’t it be the state flower of Florida in that case? What’s in a name right? I do sort of wonder why it’s named like that. Hopefully there is a great story behind it.
Anyway if the Dogwood is blooming the whole tree (or shrub) is full with flowers. Beautiful and recognizable from a great distance. But I admit, I just love to photograph the flowers from up close…..
and even closer….
They have a serene feel to them. Beauty in its simplicity. Especially the white version. So pretty. This week I went to the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. And they have several kinds of dogwoods there. Like this one below.
Very pointy looking flower. But still very Dogwood like. Serene & simple. A joy to make photos of. At the moment they are at their last blooms and starting to work on forming their berries through Summer. Which are very pretty too in Fall.
Simplicity is the glory of expression
~ Walt Whitman