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Azalea, Andromeda and Dogwood Blossoms

azalea and andromeda bushes
I call this photo “Azalea, meet Andromeda.”

dogwood flowers
My neighbor’s dogwood tree is once again flowering. My dogwood photos from 2008 are one of the most popular posts on this blog.

dogwood blossoms
Dogwood blossoms are a pleasure, but one needs to be fast with the camera or the dogwood blossom season will be done.

One downside of the abundant blossoms in our area is my stuffed nose. Any of you allergy sufferers? A friend of my daughter’s hates spring because of allergies. Sigh.

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Carver says

The dogwood blossoms are very beautiful. I also love the azalea meets adromeda. I have trouble with oak tree pollen most spring seasons but this year rain saved me. We've had a lot of rain and that helps a bunch with allergy issues for me.

Leora says

We haven't had a lot of rain. As a matter of fact, I should go water my front garden. I decided to put up the Nature Notes post first...

Eileen says

I love Dogwoods, they are one of my favorite trees. Lovely blossoms and photos!

Hannah says

The colors are absolutely delightful. Not only as far as the flowers are concerned but also in the backgrounds you have created: the contrasting dark green in the second photo and the blurred green with pink spots in the last one.

EG Wow says

Such beauty! The colour of the dogwood is so much pinker than I have seen in my neck of the woods.

Libby says

The dogwood blooms are a great color! I don't have allergies, but one of my sons does, and I feel so bad for him :( Hang in there!

Rambling Woods says

These are beautiful photos Leora...I said on another post that my daughter has been to the eye doctor 3 times because of swelling of her eyes due to allergies. This is the worst it has ever been for her...Mine are controlled pretty well...Michelle

Leora says

Oh, your poor daughter. My son had it bad one day this week - he came home all stuffed and exhausted. I gave him Xlear (it has Xylitol and grapefruit extract) and two bowls of chicken vegetable broth. That and sleep helped him out.

Andrea says

These plants are alien to me as i am in the hot tropics, but your photos are all lovely. I saw in one blog about dogwoods looking like cherry blossoms lining a very long street.

Leora says

Funny, they are so commonplace in New Jersey! Dogwoods bloom soon after the cherry blossoms (which bloom after the magnolias which bloom after the crocuses).


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