Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dogwood and van Gogh

The soft light after this morning's storm really brought out Nature's colors, and especially the colors of this pink Dogwood in the front yard.



There's something almost oriental about Dogwoods, and especially the Japanese look as portrayed in Europe by Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionism, when Japanese art made a huge impression in the salons of Paris and London. Since it bloomed this Spring this tree has somehow reminded me of Vincent van Gogh's Almond Blossoms.


Photos © 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sight! The colours are so clear.

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  2. Great pictures as always Roy, and you are right with the comparisons to Van Gogh's oriental designs.

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  3. ...I wish I had a dogwood in my yard. They are in full bloom around here, and they are always so striking. Your photos are gorgeous. Great choice on the painting you posted for Van Gogh. That one doesn't show up quite as often as the others, and I love it.

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  4. Love the top pic. Great composition and subject. Great to see that Spring has finally arrived.

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  5. The dogwoods take me back to my days in Virginia--beautiful shots.

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  6. these re so beautiful. I also lived in VA and we had dogwood, tulip trees, magnolia, azalea, camellia (I miss so much), gardenia and more more more. The most beautiful Spring is in the South just as the most beautiful Fall is in New England and Summer in SoCal. Winter? Well, you have to like it and then pick.

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