The dogwoods are in bloom, some trees are in full bloom and others have not yet reached their peak. This example comes from my neighbors yard and I am told that it is an uncommon variety with its origins in Japan. Some years I have seen people having their pictures taken with with this remarkable tree. I love the texture of the petals and the ribs that travel their length lending them strength and a certain aesthetic appeal.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f11, 1/100 sec @ 200 ISO