The dogwood trees are in full showy bloom. They are just so breath-takingly beautiful that I think you need to see them in person. Whole trees covered with the gentle white flowers bobbing in the breeze just let you know that winter is truly over.
My parents had quite a few dogwood trees on their property, and before they passed away they invited us to take some of the small ones that were seeding themselves broadly throughout their garden. We waited until autumn, when they were dormant and took five or six of them. That was about eight years ago, and I'm so excited to announce... that one of them is blooming for the first time this year! My Dad would be so happy. He used to wait for the large trees in his back garden to bloom every year, and make the announcement to one and all when the flowers arrived.
This one's for you Dad!