“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.”
― Sir James Jeans (1877-1946, English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician.)
The dogwood trees seem to have blossomed overnight here in North Carolina. These in my neighborhood got me to pause and take a slight detour. Some detours turn out to be blessings.
Below are some of my favorite dogwood blossom photos from recent years:
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March 24, 2022 at 9:37 pm
Wow! These are terrific!
March 24, 2022 at 9:51 pm
Thanks, Dave. Glad you enjoyed them. The dogwood blossoms sure do brighten up the day!
March 25, 2022 at 1:09 pm
Yeah, those pictures are so bright and those scenes, Wow!
March 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm
Gorg! Many of our dogwoods are just beginning to open up. Next week, they’ll be in full bloom. I’m so looking forward!
March 24, 2022 at 11:26 pm
We usually have dogwoods and azaleas blooming at the same time, but it’s unusual for there to still be camelia blossoms. Maybe the dogwoods are early or the camelias are hanging on late. Enjoy!
March 28, 2022 at 11:56 pm
Wow! The camelia’s are still blossoming? That is unusual! I think the dogwoods are “on schedule.”
March 24, 2022 at 10:14 pm
JoAnna, your lovely photos make me nostalgic for the dogwoods and other spring flowers I used to enjoy in Virginia. 🙂
March 25, 2022 at 9:06 pm
The dogwoods sure are abundant here. I bet you have some amazing flora down there.
March 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm
The trees are beautiful. Just curious, do they cause allergies?
March 25, 2022 at 9:18 pm
I’m glad you like the trees, Lauren. I’m not sure about the dogwoods, but the pine pollen is a powerful allergen. Before the dogwoods blossomed, the yellow pine pollen started showing up everywhere – on cars, on the street … I have to take an over-the-counter allergy pill almost every day. I don’t think the dogwoods have nearly as much impact as the pines.
March 25, 2022 at 10:15 pm
Maggie lives with the yellow pine pollen also. That is one allergen I don’t have to deal with.
March 25, 2022 at 4:46 am
They are a splendid display
March 25, 2022 at 9:28 pm
Thanks. They do make me smile.
March 25, 2022 at 4:13 pm
They look beautiful.
March 25, 2022 at 9:29 pm
Thanks. Glad you like them!
March 25, 2022 at 7:58 pm
March 26, 2022 at 8:32 am
Thank you for sharing lovely pictures!!.. brighten up the day!!.. no blooms here as of yet but because the trees here furnish a home for some of the backyard creatures and protection from the elements each tree is a tree of love in their own way, much like the rest of the plants and creatures on the path least traveled… 🙂
Until we meet again..
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
March 26, 2022 at 8:56 pm
I’m so glad you enjoyed the dogwood blossoms, Larry. Thank you for your beautiful recognition that, “each tree is a tree of love in their own way, …..” Peace and blessings to you and yours.
March 27, 2022 at 12:15 am
Gorgeous detour! Enjoy your Spring!!
March 27, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Thank you! 🙂 It’s good to know we can count on spring!
March 31, 2022 at 11:21 pm
I absolutely loved this detour, JoAnna. How beautiful and serene it must’ve been enjoying this brilliant view in person! Thank you sharing this fabulous click.
April 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm
I’m so glad you enjoyed the detour, Vinitha. The dogwoods are still making me smile. 🙂
April 14, 2022 at 11:13 am
What a sight this would have been. Loved it. I missed our blooming Pink Poui this year 😦
Thanks for sharing!