Underneath the dogwood

We have a dogwood tree in our backyard. It's not one of those full and lovely ones - it's too tall and spindly.

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It looks like it may be dying. Nearly as tall as the house, there are no blooms on the top third of it.

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But underneath the dogwood tree is pretty nice.

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From the ground, you can't see the ailing top branches.

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And the bark is pretty, as are the flowers against the clouds in the blue sky.

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We're having just about perfect weather here lately, aside from a few thunderstorms and tornado watches. It stormed last night and today looks gray so far.

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But I think V and I will go outside and enjoy the day anyway. She never minds the gray, and neither do I.


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The 6 O'Clock Stitch

We have your tree's twin at our house. Every year my husband says he's going to cut it down. I'm glad he hasn't.

spread your wings

have a nice day outside today

Monkey's Momma

I love the pics!


I love your photos!


It sounds like that's a wild dogwood. We have some like that too. I keep wanting to prune off some of the dead, upper branches and see if they would do better. But I think I should prune in the winter, and I never know what branches I need to cut in the winter since they're all bare! I swear I'm going to tie ribbons around them this year!


We had a dogwood in our yard when I was a kid and I used to sit in the branches and read Heidi. I hope your tree heals!

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I love dogwoods - we had them at home when I was little - I don't think they're hardy enough for ND...


Lovely! That last pic looks like it could be the basis for a fabric!


i love how lovely blue looks when it comes from your camera:)


Wonderful images, from the bark to the leaves to the beautiful flowers. I've been wanting a dogwood for a long time now. Jealous!

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Wow! It's huge. I love them, but they don't grow so well out here. Sadly!

Fighting Windmills

We saw a dogwood tree up close on Wednesday and I'm going to put photos on my blog tomorrow of that. How great that you all have one in your yard! I think they are so pretty. (I'm sorry the petals were destroyed by the storm today.)

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