Monday, April 13, 2009

Swarm

It's dogwood time in Tennessee, and throughout the southeastern US. Yes, we have loads of pretty cultivated dogwood trees, but they had to come from somewhere originally. So today I'm showing you a wild dogwood, a volunteer if you will, growing in the woods at Ijams Nature Center. I spotted it on a wildflower walk sponsored by the Center this past weekend. The blossoms on the wild trees aren't as numerous. But that's OK, because these looked like a swarm of butterflies flying toward me.

I'll have a few more wildflower photos to post this week as I work on my macro technique.

9 comments:

Sherry said...

well, I can see why you would call that cold spell dogwood winter now...I live 60 miles east of Knoxville and just yesterday noted some dogwood trees just starting to even bloom...the blooms were by no means this full...they were still that dirty yellow bud...

Creative Vignettes said...

I just followed the Palos Verdes Daily photo link to here. I grew up in NC, and just visited. I sure do love these dogwood trees. Thanks for sharing!
~Abby

marley said...

Very pretty. I'm looking forward to your macro photos :)

Jacob said...

Very nice, Knoxville Girl.

Do wild dogwoods bite?

Knoxville Girl said...

Sherry - they're just starting to bloom farther north. I was hiking on House Mtn yesterday, and not much was blooming yet.
Abby - hi, and welcome! I love Tash's window on Palos Verdes. Glad you enjoyed the dogwoods.
Marley - you are my sensei for macro flower shots, you know.
Jacob - only when provoked. They're very obedient and learn the "stay" command very nicely. Not so much the "roll over" or "speak".

Jacob said...

Very good, Knoxville Girl! Arf!

Jim said...

You got the discription right, they do look like butterflys.

Paul said...

Flowers are a great macro shot. I saw this picture on citydailyphoto and thought it was really nice, they look like they are floating.
Paul Leeds Photo Daily

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful photo looks like fairies dancing in the woods. Great image.