If you have seen dogwoods blooming you know how pretty they are. Around here I see white dogwood trees and pink ones. Both are so pretty. I cannot choose which one I like more if you ask.  The individual flower is quite simple with strange petal shape even. Perhaps these make them pretty – I say less is more in this case.

  Many places have dogwood festivals. I do not know how the tradition started and what it is for but I guess because of their beauty (or perhaps people were just looking forward to have fun anyway). I have never been to one but I think from now on I will try to attend one when an opportunity permits.

Here are some for you to see and I hope you enjoy them as I do.

Dogwood flowers

A pretty dogwood tree.

A dogwood - simple but nice.

A single dogwood flower.

Dream of dogwoods

“I dream of dogwood”

Dogwood and Insects

Dogwood and Insects (Insects also enjoy dogwood and even more delicious way)

Dogwood and The Insect (one more)

One more with the insect (the other pesky friend has gone – now this is all mine)

One more time dogwood

The last one.


68 thoughts on “Dogwoods

  1. Gallivanta April 27, 2014 / 1:23 am

    You capture the gorgeous dogwood so beautifully. And the insects too! I would like to have a dogwood tree in my garden but I have no room.


    • YellowCable April 27, 2014 / 7:40 am

      Thank you very much Gallivanta!!!! 🙂

      You are right, the tree can grow to a good size but I also have seen some of them are not too big as well.


  2. katsumoriyama April 27, 2014 / 4:24 am

    Beautiful pictures. Dogwood are blooming now here in Tokyo.


    • YellowCable April 27, 2014 / 7:41 am

      Thank you Katsu San!

      That must be very pretty. I think Tokyo and NC do have very similar climate and both seem to have very similar plants.


  3. Sheila Creighton April 27, 2014 / 11:21 am

    sigh… what beautiful photos – love dogwood! won’t be long for us here… 🙂


    • YellowCable April 27, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you! I hope they are blooming around you soon 🙂


  4. cindy knoke April 27, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    These are lovely and I have never actually seen a dogwood tree! Thank you for positng!


    • YellowCable April 27, 2014 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you Cindy. I looked up the growing zone of dogwood. I think they should be able to grow around your area. I hope you see them blooming some time.


  5. Amy Pinkrose April 29, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    Oh, I love these pictures. WE don’t have dogwood here, so you must live in a warmer climate than I do. Thank you SO much for posting something that I do not see. Don’t dogwoods have a strong fragrance, very sweet? Or is it cherry blossoms I am thinking of, another that we don’t see here. Lovely post and how my heart just sighed ….. Love, Amy


    • YellowCable April 29, 2014 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you Amy. You must live in quite cold zones. In US , very few states that are now shown as growing dogwood zones.

      I do not think it has fragrance but I could be wrong too 🙂


      • Amy Pinkrose April 29, 2014 / 9:10 pm

        I live in WNY. As far as I know, we don’t have dogwoods. I could be wrong. Won’t be the first time.


          • Amy Pinkrose April 29, 2014 / 9:24 pm

            OKAY. I’ve been proved wrong. Now I will have to look. And do some research. xx Thank you!


            • YellowCable April 29, 2014 / 9:56 pm

              There might be varieties of the plant but generally called dogwoods. So what are listed might be the same one that I see around here too. I could still be wrong with all of these 🙂


              • Amy Pinkrose April 29, 2014 / 10:05 pm

                You have me curious. I to my knowledge have never seen dogwoods here. Hmmmmm……I am going to check tomorrow. xx Amy


  6. nutsfortreasure April 30, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Wonderful captures 🙂


      • nutsfortreasure May 1, 2014 / 6:29 am

        You are very welcome 🙂


  7. SuzyHazelwood May 2, 2014 / 3:58 am

    I’d not thought of how pretty Dogwood Blossom looks, I don’t think I’ve ever seen in any in real life. And I’ve certainly never heard of a dogwood festival – how interesting! My favourite is pink Cherry Blossom, but these are very beautiful, and your photography really does them justice – very good! I love the one with the beetle – he’s a wonderful shiny deep metallic blue!! Makes me think it would be a striking image to paint! 🙂


    • YellowCable May 2, 2014 / 8:07 pm

      I just looked up how well dogwood can grow in England. According to “” it says ” However, in England, the lack of sharp winters and hot summers makes Cornus florida very shy of flowering”. This might be the reason they are not commonly seen over there.

      I love pink Cherry Blossom too. I do not see them much around my area 😦 Yes, the little shiny blue beetle friend looks quite handsome. The other grey guy was really bugging the blue beetle when I first them. I thought I was observing a fight but the grey little guy lost interest quickly and went away. I like the idea of painting the image. Thank you for the comment 🙂


    • YellowCable May 2, 2014 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you Laurie. I hope you find them around in your new place next year.


  8. Otto von Münchow May 5, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Beautiful images of dogwoods. My favourite is the last one, but I enjoy them all.


    • YellowCable May 5, 2014 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you Otto and I am happy you enjoy these dogwoods!


  9. annetbell May 5, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Dogwood are my favorite blooming spring trees . i am sure there will be Dogwood blooming all the time in heaven!


    • YellowCable May 5, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      Yes, they are charming trees that decorate Spring. I love to see them blooming year round too.


      • annetbell May 5, 2014 / 8:04 pm

        To me they are perfect, delicate, symmetrical, color.. . . Only missing a fragrance!


  10. BeWithUs May 7, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    They are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing~ Cheers!! 😀


      • BeWithUs May 12, 2014 / 3:32 am

        You’re welcome, my friend!

        Happy Monday and Cheers!! 😀


  11. Dilip May 7, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for the share 🙂


  12. Anne-Ma May 11, 2014 / 8:33 am

    De belles photos 🙂


  13. rondita May 15, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Lovely photos! 🙂 Spring is such a beautiful time of the year 🙂


    • YellowCable May 15, 2014 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you Rondita! Yes, indeed Spring is the beautiful beginning 🙂


  14. Dalo 2013 May 16, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Great series of photos, each photo from a great perspective…and the one with the insect is brilliant.


  15. Saajida May 22, 2014 / 6:35 am

    your photography skills are truly something to behold! these flowers are so pretty but your capture makes it more amazing


    • YellowCable May 23, 2014 / 12:35 am

      Oh, thank you for your kind words I appreciate it!!!!!!


    • YellowCable June 7, 2014 / 6:45 am

      I am glad to hear and thank you very much 🙂 Please do have a great weekend!


  16. Miss Lou July 4, 2014 / 8:59 am

    Dogwoods are gorgeous. I don’t recall having seen one before, they sort of remind me of the flowers on an almond tree? (I think)

    I love your picture – so clear and crisp. The micro bug is absolutely remarkable. What type of Camera are you using?



    • YellowCable July 4, 2014 / 9:07 am

      I have not seen an almond tree. I looked up the pictures up over the internet they seem to be very similar about how they bloom. They are also gorgeous.

      Thank you that you like the bug picture 🙂 The camera is a DSLR type with a macro lens.


      • Miss Lou July 4, 2014 / 9:09 am

        Fancy Camera – the detail is amazing. though credit to you, because it does not seem to make a difference with me.. lol

        I have to take 200 pictures of anything to get 1 good one (including myself.. lol)



        • YellowCable July 4, 2014 / 9:12 am

          I would have to give the credit to the camera 🙂 My good is probably about the same too 🙂


  17. inesephoto August 24, 2014 / 9:59 am

    A beautiful tree! Don’t grow here though. Love the picture with the bug – shiny little fella.


  18. rsvendsen07 November 5, 2014 / 8:03 am

    I love the ones where you captured the insects on the flowers. I love the reflective colors on their backs against the white of the petals.


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