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April 28, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Quincy IL – Dogwood City

Dogwoods Accent the Skies

Travel down the streets in Quincy. Illinois on a spring day and you’ll see why it’s been recognized as a Tree City USA.

Pink Dogwoods

During the annual Dogwood Festival, the Dogwood trees seem to compete in their own beauty pageant. Every yard seems to sport its own tree, a mixture of creamy white blossomed trees and the more familiar pink Dogwood flowers.

The annual Dogwood Festival will be held next weekend, May 2 through 4, 2008, though I should be returned to my home in Madison by that time. I’m anxious to see what the last blast of winter did to my just-peeking-out bulbs and perennials, not to mention my own flowering trees.


  1. montucky / Apr 28 2008 10:03 am

    Dogwoods are so beautiful. I sure wish we had them here!

  2. Robin / Apr 28 2008 1:44 pm

    I love dogwoods. These are beautiful shots, Bo. 🙂

    Our dogwoods are not blooming yet, but should be soon.

  3. HeyJules / Apr 28 2008 2:15 pm

    My dogwood died a few years back and I miss it so much! This makes me want to run out and buy a new one…

  4. Nicole / Apr 29 2008 12:15 am

    Lovely Spring colors!
    Thanks for bringing me some Spring :)!

  5. Bo / Apr 29 2008 11:27 am

    montucky ~ I took these shots about 300 miles south of my current home. I’m thinking of bringing a bare root up and babying it to see if it would grow. We are zone 4 and not rally hardy enough, but it’s worth a try.

    Robin ~ they were a big part of my childhood – we had a big Dogwood Festival every year.

    Jules ~ never to late… 🙂

    Nicole ~ ah, but you have sun. I drove through snow on my way home yesterday!

  6. Bernie Kasper / Apr 29 2008 11:54 am

    We have lots of dogwoods here and they are a beautiful tree, great shot Bo !!

  7. ankush / Apr 29 2008 4:46 pm

    beautiful shots, the sky works very well against the colored flowers

  8. Gandalf / Apr 29 2008 5:35 pm

    The shadow play on the petals is magnificant. I also love that contrast of the pink with the blue sky.

  9. aullori / Apr 30 2008 1:21 am

    Your first shot took my breath away. No kidding. I’ve noticed in a lot of your work – you play with skies… bright blue with little or no distraction in them; simplicity. Breathtaking!!!

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