A Little Winter Color

150129_Bench in Snow by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 83mm, f/11, 1/170 sec, ISO 1600

The red twig dogwood adds a little color to the cold winter scene in our backyard perennial garden.  Of course, when I see red, I shoot.  During our walks in our backyard, Karen and I usually stop here and spend a quiet moment or two.  The bench is tucked in between shrubs and trees.  It is a nice private place in the middle of our wide open area.  Each spring I prune the dogwoods down to about 12 inches above the ground.  New shoots pop up to create a 5-6 foot bush each year.  Along with our winterberries, the dogwood provides a bright red contrast to the winter landscape.

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