15 April, 2011

Bloom On...



We built our home ten years ago and this straggly, struggling Dogwood stood in the way of many a construction vehicle; everyone wanted to, or advised us to, cut it down. We said "no, let it be". The Dogwood stayed. We incorporated landscaping and a walkway around it, and the Dogwood remains. Today, I will hang a hummingbird feeder from it's branches as I have done every April for the past nine years. It continues to provide blossoms in the spring, verdant shelter for our feathered friends in the summer and a glorious blaze of crimson color in the fall. Yes, through it all; this little Dogwood keeps on doing what God intended for it to do... bloom where it was planted!

Life is Good!


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11 comments:

Karen said...

Aren't you glad you didn't let anyone talk you into cutting this gorgeous dogwood? What a nice picture. Hope the hummingbirds make an appearance soon.

Enjoy spring!

Karen

LizA. said...

I'm so glad that at least SOMEBODY is getting a spring they can enjoy.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We planted two dogwoods last year, one pink and one white. Only the white survived. So far, it has only leaves this year. One day it will flower . . . .

Nane said...

They all seem to be doing a little better this year!

Mary Lou Casada said...

It's gorgeous, Mrs. G! Here in KY the dogwoods and redbuds bloom together and the dogwood white against the purpley-pink of the redbuds is so striking and beautiful! The only BAD thing :-) is that we have Redbud Winter and Dogwood Winter and Blackberry Winter... LOL It makes you wonder if Spring will EVER make it to KY!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

quiltteacher said...

Good for you sticking to your guns. There are not enough dogwood trees. They are one of the first signs that mean Spring is here.

StitchinByTheLake said...

We have a dogwood that we've been waiting on for 7 years but finally this year it bloomed! It did it in God's time, not mine. I need to remember that God's time is best. :) blessings, marlene

Connie said...

You did good, Mrs. G :)

Salem Stitcher said...

Sweet! I know the hummingbirds love you for it!

*karendianne. said...

What a great post! I love this.

Barb said...

Oh I am so happy to hear you didn't agree to giving up on the tree. It is a beautiful picture on your blog, and I am proud of you for say "NO" and sticking with it! The Hummingbirds are very thankful too! I am praying for your Mom, you have been on a true roller coaster with making the decisions!