Well I have been trying for years to get a decent shot of these flowers...Dog Wood flowers come from a tree for those of you who might not know. They are also a protected tree here in British Columbia Canada. In other words they are against the law to cut down...the problem with the Dog Wood is that the flowers are very delicate and really can't stand direct afternoon sun...too hot for the blooms and they tend to go brown around the edges of the petals, which doesn't make a nice picture. So while at work one of my co-workers brought it to my attention that the dog wood just outside our window was just blooming and I should get some nice pictures of it...so the next day I brought in my stuff and during lunch when out and did just that. Lovely no brown edges on these shots.