Dogwood Winter

Dogwood blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 12, 2011.

Last weekend we had near-record high temperatures.  The temperature Friday was over 80°, which is more like the highs in July rather than April.  Monday and Tuesday we had the heat on and a fire in the fireplace.

Such is Dogwood Winter.  Dogwood Winter is a cold spell following warm weather that occurs as the dogwood trees are blooming.  Our dogwood tree is in fact blooming as you can see from the photo above.  We can only hope that Dogwood  Winter is nice and short.

Dogwood blossom, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 21, 2011.

The blossoms of the dogwood tree are in fact very beautiful.  It’s a shame that the name of this pretty tree got associated with a stretch of cold weather.

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17 Responses to “Dogwood Winter”

  1. diane Says:

    It certainly is a beautiful tree. Interesting info about Dogwood winter. I guess that is not good for one’s health. We are supposed to be in Autumn but we still have summer temperatures although the mornings are cooler.

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    The dogwood trees/blooms are the most beautiful! I wish we had them in south Florida.

  3. MaryBeth Says:

    I do like a Pink Dogwood—also the white one. I never heard of Dogwood winter but then again there are probably lots of things I have never heard of. Nice shots. MB

  4. Kathy Says:

    The dogwoods bloom in May here. They’re my association with leafing trees and the wonderful fragrance of honeysuckle. Soon….

  5. ladyfi Says:

    What a gorgeous colour that flower has!

  6. Karin Says:

    Oh, what beautiful flowers! Learned something new – had never heard of dogwood winter before! We haven’t really had spring yet, and are looking at a snow storm today! Boy, it’s coming down fierce!

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This is beautiful. I’ve never seen such deep intense color on a dogwood tree, usually they are very pale. And I didn’t know about the weather term either! None of our dogwoods have started yet! We are still lingering with the forsythia and cherry trees.

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I do love that colorful dogwood! Such a lovely tree and a marvelous capture! Your new header is terrific! Hope your week has gone well, George! Have a great weekend!


  9. Happyone Says:

    Love pink dogwood.
    We have that crazy up and down temperature too. Today it’s a warm one. Sunny and 72!!

  10. sandra Says:

    the color of this dogwood was my mothers favorite color, she had several dresses this color, so when we see it, we say that is mothers dress

  11. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    They are gorgeous.I did not know about Dogwood Winter.

  12. Rose Says:

    Dogwood blossoms are one of the most beautiful flowers on the face of the earth…in my opinion. I don’t know why they appeal to me so much but they do. Love the color of these.

  13. Marites Says:

    i love dogwoods but I didn’t know there’s a pink one. so pretty!

  14. sartenada Says:

    Holy cow!

    That is fantastic tree with so red and lovely color flowers.

  15. Carletta Says:

    I never heard of a dogwood winter but I do know my dogwoods are late in blooming this year. The next couple of days we are supposed to get that 80 degree weather so I hope I’ll have blooms by the end of the week.

  16. Carletta Says:

    Forgot to say yours are beautiful! I love the pink!

  17. Judy Says:

    George, I love the light in that photo of the single blossom! I have never heard of dogwood winter, but then, I think we are too far north for dogwoods…

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