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Friday, April 18, 2014

Dogwood Pink Saturday


Pink Saturday with Beverly is the perfect place to see very pretty Easter pinks.  Check them out at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog

Dogwood Legend
There is a legend that at the time of the Crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross.  To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus nailed upon it, senses this, and in His gentle pity for the sorrow and suffering, He said to it:

"Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of  cross - two long and short petals. And, in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints. brown with rust, stained with red and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns and all who see it will remember."

Happy Easter


19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is lovely.

Ann said...

Whatever tree they used, it was a HOLY one. I have always loved the Dogwood tree.
Amm

NanaDiana said...

I have heard this legend since I was a child and have always loved the story. Happy Easter to you- xo Diana

bj said...

What a beautiful post. Happiest Easter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have heard that legend -- and how perfect it and these beautiful pictures are for this weekend. Happy Easter.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for stopping by, LV! HPS and Happy Easter from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Easter to you.

Karen said...

Hi,
I just love your Dogwood Story. Dogwood trees are so lovely and it is the flower for British Columbia where I live. What a perfect story for this Easter. Thank you for visiting me.
Have a wonderful Easter! Karen

Linda said...

Just beautiful. Happy Easter.

Adam said...

Happy Easter

Ginny said...

It is a wonderful legend, isn't it? Your tree shots are just beautiful, full and vibrant!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

A happy and blessed Easter to you too.
Love the Dogwood legend and the pink slippers make me :))

retriever said...

Wonderfull tree, greeting from Belgium

Beca said...

What a neat story about the dogwood. Wishing you a most wonderful Easter weekend. You're a sweety!
Beca

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

That is amazing. I had never heard of that before, but love the symbolism and the details behind it all.

Happy Resurrection Sonday! May you truly have a blessed day.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

bj said...

Happy Easter,, dear one.
Love, bj

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Easter to you. Hope you have a blessed day. We are enjoying the day with family on this gorgeous Easter day!
Hugs,
Betsy

Carol Z said...

Always enjoy seeing the dogwood and all the flowering spring trees. One of my favorite times of the year. Hope you had a blessed Easter.

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