Dogwood In Winter

15 Dec

One on my favorite things along the roadside where I live are the Dogwoods.  They can be found along  just about any country road in the area of central Minnesota where I live.  I love the vibrant red color of the stems in the winter.  In the spring you can often find cowslips growing along side the dogwoods. 

When I took this picture yesterday I stepped off the shoulder of the road and down into the ditch that was filled with snow.  Unfortunately I got a boot full of water along with the picture.  I didn’t know there was standing water in the ditch under the snow.

Outside the back door of our shop is this scene.  Yesterday when I stepped outside to take out the trash I could hear the windmill turning in the wind.  It took me a few minutes to identify the sound.  I love that some days I might see a calf looking over the fence to watch what I am doing outside.


Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Nature


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5 responses to “Dogwood In Winter

  1. planejaner

    December 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    That’s lovely–for some reason I thought of Jesus–
    Perhaps because God is so gloriously evident in nature…perhaps because of Jesus’ shed blood even though innocent (the snow)–


  2. flyinggma

    December 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you Jane. What a beautiful word picture for my photo.

  3. writerwoman61

    December 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful photo, Jeanne…sorry about the soaker! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dogwood tree before.


    • flyinggma

      December 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Wendy. Sometimes a good photo is worth wet feet. I love some of the variegated dogwoods that we have in our yard. In the summer they have leaves of cream and light green mixed along with the red bark. Really pretty to look at no matter the season. Jeanne

  4. sunshineinlondon

    December 16, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for more beautiful photos, Jeanne. The dogwood tree is such a striking and unique contrast to the white snow. Love the picture from your shop too.
    Sunshine xx


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