Each year my father lined us up, my sisters and me, in front of the largest of the four dogwoods, each dogwood holding down a corner of our front yard.
In our new white dresses with crinolines underneath, ribboned Easter bonnets, soft cotton gloves, and patent leather shoes we four young girls faced the sunlight, squinted and smiled at the camera.
A beautiful memory.
Happy Easter, Susie. I have similar memories though we were lined up in front of a white four rail fence in pastel dresses and patent leather shoes with lace trimmed white socks.
Oh yes. I forgot about the lace trimmed socks! Sweet.
I used to hide the shoe/sock combo from my mother. Never a girly girl.
Beautiful blossoms and an even more beautiful memory. Happy Easter.
Thanks Judy! Feeling sentimental.
What a beautiful blue sky as a background for the blossom. Would have loved to see a photo of you in your Easter frock with gloves! 😃 Hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday Susie.
I have one somewhere but couldn’t dig it up. You’ll have to trust me—to our parents we were adorable!
Lovely trees, especially when viewed against the crystal blue sky. I was required to pose in a fancy “for-church” dress and gloves back in the day too – in fact, that’s where the avatar I use for my blog comes from.
I’ve seen that cute picture Kris. Different times or, maybe not.
Sweet memory and way to record the growth of both his girls and trees!
Good point. Thanks Eliza!
Stunning against the blue sky. Sweet memories too
Thank you. That day the sky seemed a true wonder.
Dogwood is a very appropriate flower for Easter. The Cross that Jesus was crucified on was supposedly the last cross to be made of dogwood wood. The tree from which the wood was milled was the last dogwood tree to grow big enough to be milled into lumber. Since then, all dogwood trees have been small understory trees. Their flowers have four petals (bracts) like the Cross has four appendages, so no one forgets.
A nice memory. Unfortunately the native Cornus florida does not do well around here. We generally have to make do with C. kousa or native shrub dogwoods.