Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Sure Sign of Spring

Dogwoods! My all time favorite tree and blossom. To me, nothing says spring like a dogwood in bloom. Growing up in SoCal we didn't have dogwoods -- so I think my love affair with the tree started on one of my first visits to Oregon a thousand years ago. While the blossoms (in both white and pink) are gorgeous, the tree itself has a lacy appearance. I love riding on one of the many country roads here and seeing, nestled right in the midst of a stand of evergreens, a glorious dogwood. Have you noticed that without warning my ramblings have become all about flowers. Where's the jewelry? Well, sometimes you just have to let the mind wander.