The Dogwood Tree
Just dropping by to say hello.
It seems as though the Dogwood tree in our garden
has even more blossoms on it
this year than it did last.
I love how it looks as though the blossoms are
weighing down the branches.
The tree was here when we moved in 2 years ago, so I don't really
know how old it is. I'm guessing it's a fairly young tree though.
My mother loved Dogwood blossoms/trees, so I was
thrilled to discover I would have one in my garden to
enjoy and remind me of her.
Have you ever read about the legend of the Dogwood?
In Jesus' time, the dogwood grewTo a stately size and a lovely hue.
'Twas strong and firm it's branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony.
I think that must be why I love this motif to crochet, it's called
Hope you're having a lovely June so far.