The dogwood is a favorite of mine. It shows itself early. Before the leaves of the surrounding trees have fully opened they appear like clouds suspended just below the treetops. The open and spread their wings, and then they are gone.
Throughout the summer, the dogwood simply disappears. It’s green leaves blending into the canopy. Only it’s dark twisted trunks give it away. For months they hide as spindly trees in forests of mighty oaks.
In the fall they fight to hold onto their green…
Giving into the transition slower than the rest, fighting the good fight…
Until only red remains and they alone are at the peak of their color. As the others start to fall, they take flight.
Bursting with color as the sunshines right through their translucent leaves.
Holding on long after the others are gone.
The first and the last.
Reflections of fall,beautiful
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Beautiful trees, one of ny favorite things about the southeast US.
They are my favorite.
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If I were a tree….this would be my choice! The dogwoods scattered thru the woods when we lived in BV were something I truly did not take for granted! I would snap pics and send to my grandmother in OKC. This was her fav, too. She helped me appreciate them…..thanks for sharing these pics and for bringing to mind great memories! Beautiful!
My pleasure. I adore dogwoods. They were my moms favorite and living in the desert she pined for them. I love living in a dogwood forest.
my younger kids are somewhere around there this weekend. yes….I am jealous… 🙂
I carried a veteran in the parade and spent the rest of the day shooting the last of the color. It was glorious today.
Well bless you for doing that! We went to two parades today. Lots of fun pics and fun celebration. Tomorrow comes the cold and rain….we need the rain!
We do need the rain, but boy was it gorgeous today. I don’t know why our parade was today. I’m glad though, we had so many vets turn out.
That is awesome. There is one in Tulsa tomorrow….but the weather may mess with it. Great you had a good turnout!
Oh, for a touch of spring at the start of autumn. Nice combination
Beautiful. I’ll have to see if I can pick out dogwoods in Central Park, now that I know what I’m looking for. 🙂
For the longest time I couldn’t pick out the trees once the flowers were gone. I never thought of them being in the park. It’s great to have the conveniences of the city and the wilds of the park in one location.
I’m not much of a naturalist, but yes, many species of trees, flora, and wildlife between Central Park and Riverside Park. 🙂
I see a small dogwood in a residential garden near my home. Love the flowers, they are so unusual. Didn’t know what it was called until another walker commented when I was taking a photo of it.
They are so stunning in the woods because they look like they are floating. They were my mom’s favorite.
the first and the last of my fav. tree !!
Mine too Randa:)
Beautiful – as usual!
Beautiful! I especially love the spring picture. It’s a bit early for that kind of longing – I think it’s going to be a long winter here!
Thanks – I try to soak in all the fall I can before winter hits. I miss the spring flowers already. After last year I think we might be in for a long winter everywhere.
Lovely woodland photographs, thank you, SN
Thanks so much for stopping by!
It was a pleasure, I’ll be looking in again. Take care, SN
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Thanks for the reblogg!