Micheal Frye just posted this update on Yosemite Valley Dogwoods:
The dogwoods are just starting to come out in Yosemite Valley. I was up there Tuesday, and saw that perhaps 30 percent of the dogwoods had new, green blossoms. A couple of trees even had fully white – though small – blossoms. Also, the cottonwoods are leafing out with those beautiful new bright-green leaves.
You want to catch the dogwoods early. The flowers last for several weeks, but they start to look ragged after awhile, and they don’t stand out as much after the trees leaf out. With the weather predicted to warm up this weekend I expect the dogwoods will progress rapidly, and many, perhaps even most, will be in full bloom a week from now. Next week or the following weekend might be the best time this year.
See his full article with photo and information about the lunar rainbow at Yosemite next Thursday at: In the Moment: Michael Frye’s Landscape Photography Blog – In the Moment: Michael Frye’s Landscape Photography Blog.