These photos are for The Plant Gardener. Take a moment to visit her lovely blog and gardens on Vancouver Island.
Dogwoods grow everywhere around here. They are brightest when back dropped by evergreens along the roadside. I think they look even brighter on dark, rainy days.
This is the road in front of our house. Many wild dogwoods were left in place as homes were built, so now they look like specimen plantings. (Sometime I'll write about the vineyard and winery across the road. Their sign is just past the leaning telephone pole and they make very nice wine.)