Friday, May 16, 2014

Dogwood Flowers

‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.’
– Vivian Greene

Before the rain started…
I had fun shooting dogwood flowers using a shallow depth of field.  The result is almost like a painting, with spots of color here and there.  

Some of the flowers were affected by the late spring snow and not their usual shape.  You can see the snow pictures here.  

Thursday I found the dogwood flowers looking a little droopy, and wet.  We have had our share of spring storms the last couple days, as many of you have too I'm sure.  I am not complaining, because I know in August I will be wishing for rain and cooler weather. 

I had a great visit with my parents last week.  My daughter had her Spring Band Concert last Thursday, she plays the french horn, and they did wonderful as always. One of my favorite things we did during my parents visit was play croquet.  We use to play with my grandparents, lots of great memories were remembered.  My grandparents yard was flat and mine is seriously bumpy,  so we named our game 'cross country croquet'. 

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.  I found dogwood flowers and raindrops, a lot of raindrops.  My images were textured with the Kim Klassen textures 0603 and may.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!

 Kim Klassen dot Com


  1. I LOVE your dogwood flowers and the pretty colors in each one! I always long to see them in the woods among the others, as they show their white or pink flowers so proudly. Croquet sounds really fun!

  2. i just adore dogwood ... unfortunately mine did not make it thru our harsh winter ... it needs to be taken down. beautiful captures! I think we are having the same weather here in chicagoland ... rainy, gloomy days. Let's hope for some sunny days ahead!

  3. The way you have photographed the dogwood flowers accentuates their sculpture like quality - all curves and lines and swirls. You have such a great eye for perspective!

  4. Your images do look like paintings - you captured some fabulous bokeh! I love rain but I know - enough rain is enough rain!! :)

  5. Ha Ha cross country croquet love it. Gorgeous shots..

  6. Love, love, LOVE your dogwood photos! Ours were just at the point of reaching their prime when we had a late freeze and their growth were stunted. They were okay, but not as nice as other years. I love photographing dogwoods so I've enjoyed yours! {Cross country croquet - :-D }

  7. Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing your wisdom!
    Have a great weekend

  8. Ww what beautiful photos. I also am a fan of croquet. I always played it with my children growing up. It's just the right mix of skill and luck and leisure.

  9. Love your photos, Michelle, you've captured those dogwood flowers so beautifully !
    So nice you had a wonderful time with your parents ...
    Have a great weekend,

  10. I love how the dogwood flowers have the dark, little point at the end of each pedal! Great shots!

  11. Dogwoods are such beautiful spring blooms

  12. Michelle, your dogwood flowers are so wonderful, esp. picture No 4!
    I also have this plant in my garden but with very small blossoms.
    It is always so nice to have the whole family around us, enjoy the time with them.
    Have a great new week.

  13. Look at all that delicious bokeh!!!

  14. Bokehlicious! You've captured those gorgeous dogwood flowers beautifully, bravo! :)