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The woods and the yards are filled with blooming dogwood trees in the springtime. This pretty dogwood tree is growing in Pipersville, Pennsylvania, USA. ☺
The four petals of the dogwood flower, having a rusty notch at the tip of each, are said to represent the cross of Jesus. The center of the bloom has the look of the crown of thorns. Many believe that the wood of this tree was used to make His cross. There is a poem about this below in the description.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm, F/14.0, 1/400 sec, ISO 400.
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This image appears on the calendar, For Every Month ~ a Flower (click to view)
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Featured in COUNTRY GARDENS! on July 5, 2009
Featured in The World As We See It on Mar. 31, 2010


POEM
In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm, its 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."
~ Author Unknown ~


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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Jade !!! :D

  • Aleksander
    Aleksanderabout 5 years ago

    beautiful flower Summer Jade!

  • Thank you so much!

    – SummerJade

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 5 years ago

    I love the gentle curves of both the leaves and the petals, Summer – and the colors are perfect together as well! – Pat

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
    ~Jade

    – SummerJade

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!! Featured in COUNTRY GARDENS! Come and grow with us

  • Oh, wow! This is so exciting! I clicked on your link and saw it right there, first in line! Wonderful news. ;)))))
    ~Jade

    – SummerJade

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Lovely grouping of the blooms and leaves

  • Thanks so much!

    – SummerJade

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Springtime capture!! :D

  • Thank you very much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • You’re welcome!

    – SummerJade

  • for the love photography
    for the love p...over 4 years ago

    beautiful, love the glimsy of the fence too

  • Thanks so much for your comment! ♥♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    stunning shot

  • Thank you! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherover 4 years ago

    Wonderful spring capture Jade, I’ve never seen pink dogwoods before, they bloom only white around here. Many congrats on your features!

  • Thank you! ♥ The ones in my yard are white because they are wild. You have to buy the pink ones. ☺

    – SummerJade

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