Friday, May 30, 2008

Dogwood Daze

Wooops, looks like I've missed May completely. Sorry about that! I've been taking lots of experimental pictures with the new camera (Canon 350D), so I'll start posting them more often.

This Cornus kousa, creatively named the Kousa dogwood, was found at Hopewell Cancer Center in Towson, MD. It's a beautiful tree in the Cornaceae family with these really neat looking flowers and leaves. It is native to Japan. I think the flowers and leaves look like they are made of origami. Not sure what that leaf tip is called, but the way it does a subtle twist at the end makes it quite beautiful.

Here's one more link to info about this cool tree.

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