Tucked away in the corner of our backyard, hiding behind the swingset and tree fort grows our dogwood. You wouldn't know it was a dogwood during most of the year--it just discreetly holds it own little space of the world, slim and slender and unobtrusive. But when spring rolls around, all of a sudden, the tree unfurls its blossom and these beautiful white petals light up the corner of my yard. I love this sign of spring's arrival, and look forward to it every year.
Date taken: 3/24/2012