. sunlit

bud beginning
open

in the simplicity of the moment
opening blossoms linger in the evening sun
lines etch new leaves and soft petals
as stems float in delicate edges


do not forget


celebrating the dogwood this week

32 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Lovely lovely, they are floating in the sunlight.

Judy said...

Beautiful dogwood, the one tree I don't have in my yard.

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful:)

Sue said...

A beautiful subject, worthy of celebrating.

neva gagliano said...

BREATHTAKING dogwood, my fav.....and your photos / text blow my mind, as always.

smith kaich jones said...

lines DO etch new leaves and soft petals & i love that thought, especially as i grow older. and the shadows of petals on petals on that last shot - so wonderful!

xoxo
Debi

deb said...

Oh , you could celebrate dogwood everyday and I would return to bask in it. They are there own kind of divine.
In every season.

Thank you , again, Elk. Have a fabulous day.

S. Etole said...

you present them to us so beautifully ...

Char said...

gorgeous light and i love the details in the pink dogwood. beautiful shots.

sperlygirl said...

what lovely light

Traci said...

Love these shots! I'm also partial to pink dogwoods. Lovely shots!

spread your wings said...

absolutely gorgeous. i wish i had a pink dogwood in my yard.

n. davis rosback said...

really nice with the light

Jeanne Klaver said...

Oh this is a dance in beauty!

margie/soeursdujour said...

ah, the bokeh. beautiful.

Laura said...

oh, beauty.

sherri said...

Gorgeous blooms. I particularly like the top one.

maccandace said...

You picked the perfect time of day to shoot, the lighting is fantastic and the colors are glorious. I wish I had a dogwood to celebrate. I don't see them around here. Something about #4 especially speaks to me.

Meri said...

The light illuminates the delicate veins so beautifully. Perfection!

elizabeth said...

such soft pink blossoms. i wonder how it got the name dogwood.

Megan Coyle said...

These are beautiful - the lighting in these images is gorgeous. The flowers look almost like they're dancing in the light.

bekkah said...

Such beautiful light! A coincidence, that on your week of celebrating the dogwood I'm reading J. McCrae's 'Bark of the Dogwood' ;)

caramela said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!!These are some of the most beautiful photos you have ever posted and considering your work is always exquisite that says alot!!!!Have a lovely day-
Annamaria :)XX

Jewels said...

Wow, these are awesome. I hear they make everything big in Texas :)

Marcie said...

Such gorgeous light. Love these!!!

rachel awes said...

these pictures are STUNNING.

koralee said...

I am in love with your images AGAIN!!!!! Sending you hugs for a great day. xoxo

Debbie said...

Beautiful images - love the light and shade - very effective.

Joie Moring said...

pink dogwoods are one of my most favorites...and the way you've captured the light coming through the petals and shadows bouncing here and there in a halo of warmth....just beautiful.

Country Girl said...

I just love pink dogwoods. And they were my mother's favorite tree.

Relyn said...

I've been looking everywhere for a pink dogwood to photographer. I keep finding white ones. You've inspired me to look harder. Happy spring, my friend. And, happy weekend.

patty said...

i think the last is my favorite... love the bokeh in the backgound, the richness of color, the transparency of the petals and leaves... simply beautiful