Monday, April 27, 2009

Stately, majestic, venerable...words that are often used to describe an old oak, or elm tree.

However, those descriptors came to mind last evening as I passed by this perfect Dogwood in bloom. At least in my area of the country, I am used to Dogwoods with unshapely trunks, small split off branches jutting out in all directions almost bush like in appearance.

This beauty however, was as if it had been shaped by a sculptor. Strong steady trunk, branching out perfectly balanced with a canopy of brilliant white. I am certain that the chairs beneath its shelter have seen many quiet conversations quenched by an ice cold lemonade. At least in Southern Indiana...Spring has Sprung!


Dani said...

How beautiful, Dan! Great shot!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dani,
By the way, thank you for the great post last week on Friday. I think everyone enjoyed your photos of your son!


boneman said...

Well, again, the 'icon' picture on my blog of this grand old tree set me to wondering where in Indiana did you find a hobbit home!

I have a friend who always tries to tell me that Dogwoods are always wispy....
Reckon I'm going to have to show him this, eh?

Dan Felstead said...

Boneman...great description! It is perfectly shaped like a hobbit house in Lord of the Rings! If it was several times and I would have to go knock in the door!


Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing!

Greener Bangalore said...

Just wondering how come i missed this and why I reached so late to this wonderful blog...Anyway, hereafter will keep a watch and Thank a lot for sharing.....

Dan Felstead said...


Thanks for the kind words. From the weather looks like you all are into the full blown tornado season now. Stay Safe!


Dan Felstead said...


Thank you for stopping by and for the comment. I visited your blog about India and it was very interesting. Such a different world than mine here in the Midwest U.S. I enjoy learning about other cultures on this planet.


Lynda Lehmann said...

What a beautiful and alluring spot and photo, Dan. The tree is perfectly poised in space, and must have been pruned to look so full and even.

I'd love to have tea there!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for the comment. Yes, it is a perfect Dogwood! Boneman made an interesting comment about a Hobbit Home and the trunk and bark was almost that perfect!