The hills and hollows are full of redwood and dogwood trees in full bloom. The wild wisteria is cascading over the trees in all their purple glory. At my house, a few years ago I noticed dogwood seedlings coming up in my flower beds. The first one was at the back corner of the house. The next year, another sprouted on the front corner of the house. It seems that the birds dropped seeds in the perfect places for the trees to grow. I could not have planned this better. This is a photo of the first dogwood as it began blooming. I love the photo at night with the contrast of the snowy blooms against the night sky. I know that before long the leaves will be large enough for some leaf prints, but I’ll enjoy the blooms for now.