Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pink Perfection


It's that time of year when I visit one of my favorite trees in Vicksburg. No, it's not the majestic Gingko in the Vicksburg National Cemetery ...

Or this old oak tree that's not too far away from the Gingko ...

The tree I'm talking about is a rather nondescript little pink Dogwood tree located on a side street in a quiet neighborhood. It stands about 15 feet high and, in the four years since I've been photographing it, it has never occurred to me to take a picture of the entire tree. I guess it's kind of like that old saying about "not being able to see the trees for the forest." I don't really see the tree itself, because I get so caught up in capturing its exquisite flowers.

I love standing underneath its canopy of pale pink blossoms, made even more beautiful with a brilliant blue sky filtering through its branches.

There's just nothing like seeing God's masterpieces up close, and they never fail to awe and inspire me to think ...

"Oh, Lord, my God,
How great Thou art!"

5 comments:

LindaG said...

Amen.
Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us!

Glenda said...

Ah, what beauty! The pink dogwood is one of my favorite spring blooms. Wish I had some growing in my yard!

Carolyn said...

Amazing, beautiful photos of pink dogwood! Just made my day.
Carolyn

nancygrayce said...

You take really great pictures! I love the pink dogwood and join in with you saying How Great Thou Art!

racheld said...

I don't know where my comment went yesterday---the way of my brain power, I guess.

These are just exquisitely captured, and what I've been longing to see. There's always a sighting before Easter, just like my Mammaw always planted her garden the day AFTER Good Friday, no matter what month it fell in.

Thank you.

rachel

PS Sweetpea and I went on a Camera Adventure this morning and snapped every flower and tree we saw, especially a huge pinkish-white "tulip tree" with whole flurries of petals swirling down like snow.