It’s big, it’s pink, and it’s a tree! A dogwood tree in someone’s yard on 2nd Ave., in fact. So pretty. So pink.
Yellow flowers can be difficult to capture properly, as the color can bleed and it’s easy to have them become over saturated. I’m no photography expert, but I’ve found if I underexpose the photo a little, it helps retain the proper color on the flower. I did that with this image, and it made the flower look like a spotlight.
Nature walk time! Guest photographer Denny Barnes went out with his dog, Reggie, into the hills not far outside of Stayton. He took several beautiful photos of various flowers, plus a little bunny. His description:
Reggie the dog and I took a hike into the hills today and noticed everything is coming alive. The trees are blooming, the wildflowers are blooming and even the bunnies are blooming..LOL I had to save a little cotton-tail baby that Reggie thought would make an excellent meal. I took a couple pictures of him and told him to go hide better so Reggie couldn’t find him. Grabbed some shots of the wildflowers also. Anyway, that’s how our day went.
Click on the thumbnails below to see each photo. Thanks, Denny!
This here is Oregon’s state flower, the Oregon Grape, if I’ve identified it correctly. You might notice the distinct lack of grapes, but the plant does grow berries, so maybe that counts. Here’s some info about the flower, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I found this growing at the edge of Neitling Park. I have some Oregon Grape plants in my yard, too, but I rarely think to take pictures in my own yard. I don’t know why.