365 Days of Photos – Day 51

I love flowers, trees and most plants….as long as they don’t smell bad or poke me! But, I am not schooled in plants. I know more about plants than a few people and a lot less that a whole bunch of people. But I love to watch them go through their yearly life cycle. I enjoy putting my hands into dirt and participating in the life of a little guy with leaves and blooms.

But again…I am not educated in plants. So, today when I saw this beautiful blooming tree a few blocks away i hurried to it and started taking photos. The problem is…I’m not totally sure what it is. I immediately thought it was a Bradford Pear….they bloom early and have white flowers. But then I realized this tree is not shaped like a Bradford Pear. I finally settled on The Dogwood. 

I did a little Googling and feel pretty confident in my choice. However, if there is someone out there that would like to challenge my decision I am always willing to concede to one with more knowledge.

Dogwood 2

Dogwood

17 thoughts on “365 Days of Photos – Day 51

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I may not know other things, but I know plants! That is a crabapple or Malus in Latin. There are 100’s, so I don’t know the specific species. Ours will bloom in about 3 months. .. sigh! Thanks for the preview!
    If you ever want to know what something is, send me a pix (2, one close, one far) and I’ll tell you what it is. 😀

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  2. joannesisco

    If Midwestern Plant Girl falls in the category of the knowledgeable, I represent the extreme opposite … the hopelessly clueless.

    Seeing posts of plants and trees starting to flower again give me hope that winter for us will end … eventually.

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    1. Helen C

      I am with Joanne on this one 😉 I can tell flowers from trees (I think), and that’s about it. Lovely flowers. I love crabapple flowers. They come early in spring and cheer us up. 😉 Thanks for sharing. We need it.

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