Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My Birthday Tree - The Dogwood
Well I turned 40 today!
Today's photo is a tribute to my Birthday Tree, The Dogwood!
40 years ago, someone gave my Mom a Dogwood Tree sapling as a gift to celebrate my birth. The tree was planted in our backyard. Every year it would grow bigger and bigger and my birthday signified about when it started to bloom.
It became a prominent feature of our yard and turned out to be a great climbing tree! The tree was still going strong and bigger than ever when my parents retired, moved south, and sold my childhood home about 10 years ago.
Because of this, the Dogwood is my favorite tree and I am happy to say our home here in Spartanburg, SC has a few Dogwoods on the property, which just happen to be in full bloom during my birthday!