I found this gorgeous Dogwood bloom at Davey Dogwood Park in Palestine, Texas. Some of the blooms were beginning to fade; but there were still many to see. I loved how the white blooms glittered among the other trees.
Here are a few trivia facts about Dogwood trees and blooms.
Flowering Dogwoods are the state tree for Missouri. Also, Dogwood flowers are the state flower of North Carolina and Virginia.
Originally in 1548 the trees were called Dogtree; but in 1648, the name was changed to Dogwood Tree. Some think its name came about because when the wind blows and the branches knock together it sounds like a dog barking. (Fast Growing Trees)
Monochrome Madness Challenge
Here’s the same photo with a monochrome filter. Which version do you like the best?
“Bloom (B&W)” is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. You can join the challenge and see more entries over at Leanne Cole Photography. You can view my other Monochrome Madness Challenge entries by clicking on Monochrome Madness.