Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dogwoods in Paducah

The dogwoods are blooming now in Paducah and with the warm temperatures we are having, they likely will be gone during the quilt show... so I took my annual tour around town and shot some photos of the dogwoods to share with you. (You can enlarge any of the photos by clicking on them.)

We know spring is here when the Dogwood Trail banners go up and the dogwood trees bloom like this beauty on Jefferson Street.

Also on Jefferson Street is this yard that includes blooming azaleas, wisteria, and both pink and white dogwood trees. The wisteria is especially pretty this year, including in my own yard, where the blossoms are in clumps 10 - 12 inches long.

These "red" dogwood blossoms (the pink ones are much lighter) are on a tree at the Episcopal Church on Broadway.

I like this scene where the bench says "Rest Ye Awhile" in front of the
dogwood tree at the Episcopal Church. Very inviting!

You see many scenes like this one around town where the yards
are filled with pink, red, or white dogwoods.

The azalea bushes are starting to bloom, like this row of red ones
behind the red dogwood tree. What beautiful colors.

This tree on Madison Street was my favorite this
year - each dogwood was just perfect.

While the dogwoods may be gone when you arrive, there will still be plenty of
other blooming trees and flowers when you come for the AQS Quilt Show.
Last weekend Wayne and I made a quick trip to Iowa for a family
celebration and those of you coming from the north will still get to see the
wild dogwoods in the timber along I-24 as you drive south. Our trees are
two or three weeks ahead of what we saw along the interstate during our travels.

See you soon in Paducah for the quilt show. We are busy preparing for you!
We can'twait for you to see the beautiful quilts in the contest this year.

Bonnie Browning
Executive Show Director

3 comments:

janehurst said...

It sounds like the dogwoods will be all done by showtime but it will still be warmer then home. I'm looking out at my pool that has finally melted and awaiting my first spring flowers.

Latest News from AQS said...

Jane: We have been in the 70s for a few days which has made the dogwoods bloom early. We'll hope for some nice, sunny weather for the show so you can enjoy lovely spring weather while you are town. See you soon.

Anonymous said...

The beautiful sunset in Salem, Oregon. Note the red dogwood tree turning colors in the background. I've not seen an oak tree and acorns in a great deal of time....Fast Growing Tree Nursery