Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's Dogwood time....

At this time each year, our area celebrates spring with a Dogwood Arts Festival.  There are usually many activities planned during the month, and there are Dogwood Trails that are designated for their reputation of having beautiful blooming dogwoods and other spring blooms.  Sometimes the weather developments encourage that blooming even before the Festival begins.  This year, however, spring's warmer temperatures have arrived a bit later, and it seems that the Festival opening and the opening of the dogwood blooms have coincided.  While the blooms in our community are not quite open, they are in other parts of the city.

Ever wishing to keep up-to-date with the special seasons, here are some things that help us stay current.:-)

No long sleeves today!

The high temperature is predicted to reach 84 degrees!

This hangs on the washstand rack.

A gift from Munchomom, it is a delicate pink for the dining room.

Purchased from a North Carolina craftsman at the Highlands Festival in Abingdon.

Are stick pins even in style anymore?  I will wear this one, regardless.:-)

The pink ones are very heavy and awkward.:-(  Is it time to send them on?

I send along wishes for a good Wednesday to each of you!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Nellie, my mother loved the dogwood tree, always wanted one in our teeny tiny yard but we didn't have the space. So we would settle for some faux branches. Our temp was 84 degrees yesterday too, but on its way down today, we're expecting a big rain storm tonight! xo

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  2. what wonderful dogwood things! i love dogwoods! we are expecting rain too. we sure need it!

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  3. Gosh I don't have ANY dogwood things at ALL. Karen's has a few jewelry pieces featuring rthem, or they did, but the cost is astronomical so I pass. LOVE seeing any of your seasonal treasures, Nellie.

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  4. Yes, this is a most lovely time of year around here, and I love all of your dogwood pieces! I also enjoy stick pins, but the only one I have lost its base many years ago, so I don't wear it any longer. I would not get rid of those pink items, even though they may be heavy and awkward. They are beautiful, and you should be able to find a place to display them if you don't wish to wear them. Enjoy your day today! I'm being a lazy bum! :-)

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  5. Our dogwoods are just starting to bud out...I love when they bloom! What a fun festival and a great collection of dogwood items.
    hugs, Linda

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  6. I love the dogwood tree. My sis in WV has one in her front yard.

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  7. Very pretty. I do love dog wood blooms.

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  8. The dogwood trees really are so pretty. Not in bloom around here yet.

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  9. I love Dogwood trees and the Legend of the Dogwood tree and crucifixion of Jesus.

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  10. So pretty. Remembering my happy years of living in Nashville. Getting to download my pictures. Please stop by. You're the featured blogger of the day!

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  11. I loved the dogwood trees that grew in PA where I grew up. Your things here are all just lovely- xo Diana

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  12. What wonderful dogwood treasures. I hope you are enjoying your fabulous temperatures. Please send some of that warmer air our way!

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  13. I have always found the Dogwood tree to be the most poetic of trees. Right up there with the Weeping Willow :)

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