I guess I've found my theme for this week -- posting photos I kept meaning to post, and then before I knew it, the season passed me by. It's been a year of crazy weather. Springtime warmth in January and then snow in April followed by a terrible drought that only now is beginning to improve. Spring ended early this year. The area farmers took a terrible hit when this spring snow came through on April 7th. I had just planted this dogwood in my yard -- it didn't receive a very warm welcome.