This beautiful Pink Dogwood is on the grounds of Christ Church Episcopal where we worship. Notice how the flowers seem to lie in flat layers due to the way the branches grow. Dogwoods naturally grow in sheltered places often as the understory of a forest. Looking out through a wooded area the dogwoods shine like lights under the taller trees.
Stepping delicately out of the dark wood the startling loveliness of the dogwood in bloom makes each tree seem a presence, calling forth an exclamation of praise. On the almost naked branches the blossoms shine forth in long flat sprays turning their pure faces up towards the sky.