Venus fades to white

Although the Venus dogwood tree is known for its very large white flowers,  its bracts begin as freshly green as the leaves that envelope them. We were pleasantly surprised by the profusion of flowers on our Venus dogwood tree this Spring and are watching the color of the unfurling bracts lighten daily from leaf-green to pure white.  Sometime in the next two weeks, we hope to enjoy the fully-opened blossoms just as we did when the tree was first planted in our yard. (See Venus against a blue sky for a photo from 2017.)

This photo was taken on April 30, 2019. Spec are:

Canon 200D, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, 135 mm.

This is our entry in Cee’s Photo Challenge FOTD – April 30, 2019 – Dogwood Blooms.