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Red Dogwood 2

Posted by
Linda Candilas (Cameron Park, United States) on 3 April 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

There is another story I like, since Easter is near,
There’s a myth, which although it can’t be factually true because the Dogwood was not native to Palestine, still gives a very vivid image of the brilliant strength and inspirational qualities of the Dogwood. I’ll quote it here from Kevin.Trammel,
“According to the old stories, … it was said that wood from the Dogwood tree was selected to fashion the cross. This distressed and saddened the Dogwood tree so much that Jesus took pity on the tree, and promised that Dogwood trees will never again grow large enough to use the wood for a cross. It will be twisted and bent. The four petals of the flowers will form the shape of a cross, with two long petals and two short ones. In the center of each petal edge, a rusty nail mark will be cut, the bracts in the center will resemble a crown of thorns, [producing] blood-red berries.”

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 200 9 mm

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1/100 second
ISO 200
9 mm