Spring is weather on teenage tantrums. One moment the day is warm and sunny and the next second it has dropped 20 degrees and winds are 30 MPH. Yesterday was a beautiful day and the sky changed to this in a second. The blockbuster above did not drop a single drop of rain, but certainly looked threatening as it joined a second cloud and then both of them turned the sky cold and gray.
I must say that our wild dogwoods have been stunning this year. They loved the mild winter and have thousands of blooms throughout the edge of the woods looking like white lace shawls draped everywhere. When we first moved here I spent days removing vines and weeds from around the dogwood trunks as well as cutting away some limbs for balance and sunshine and I think it is beginning to pay off.
In the photo below you can see my rose arbor just filled with rose blossoms---actually you can't and you will have to take my word for it. The poor pink dogwood in the lower center we planted a few years ago and it had a huge tulip tree fall on it and most of its symmetry is gone for a few years. I will attempt to get it back in balance by pruning each year. On the far left you can seen another dogwood that really looks more impressive than I was able to capture in this photo.
And what looks likes a nice green lawn is really clover and weeds, but I won't tell.