Travel theme: Centre

Dogwoods — whether creamy white or delicate pink — have four petals (called bracts) attached to a greenish-yellow floret in the center.  In full bloom, dogwood trees seem snowy or lacy, as the branches make a showy stand or move gently in the wind, adding unexpected color to the landscape.


In addition to these centrally focused flowers, the town of Knoxville, Tennesee celebrates dogwood blooms as the central motif and focus of the Dogwood Art Festival.  It’s an annual celebration of spring, the profusion of arts in the area, and outdoor activities enjoyed by all.  People from around the world travel to Knoxville for the celebrations.  But those of us who live here take nothing for granted: the arrival of both the dogwoods and the festival have become the center of something beautiful and enjoyable each and every spring.  Hope you’ll come, too1

For more entries in Ailsa’s Travel theme: Centre on her blog Where’s My Backpack?, click here.  

For more information on Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival, click here.  All our posts on the 2015 Festival are located here.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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14 Responses to Travel theme: Centre

  1. LuAnn says:

    Great photos! I love the dogwoods. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    Dogwoods are so beautiful! Great close up photos, Rusha.

    • Thanks so much. I’ve had fun this spring getting out with my camera. Although I’d like to take a photography course, I keep traveling with my job and just can’t seem to make it to the series of lessons!!! Someday!

  3. Beautiful! Our dogwoods just started opening a few days ago. 🙂

  4. We have dogwoods that grow in our mountains here, and you are absolutely right— they are beautiful.One of my favorite sites for dogwoods is along the Natchez Trace through Tennessee and Mississippi during the spring. I’ve driven the road several times and bicycled it once. –Curt

  5. They are blooming and are beautiful!!!

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