Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dogwood Trees

The first time I was introduced to a Dogwood Tree was in Georgia. It was Easter frame time, there was a Sponsored Drive through the towns to view the Azaleas and Dogwoods.
Dogwood Tree Story
The Dogwood Tree Blossom represents the Christ Jesus. See the Blooms, the center depicts the Crown of thorns worn. Indentations on the petals, corresponds the to nail pierced hands and feet. The brown around the petals- the blood stains.

It is also said that in the day of Christ the trees were like Large Oaks. Used to Make The crosses for Hanging, goblet for drinking Wine and many other things. After the Death of Christ,the Dogwood trees died. It wasn't til years later that the tree started to grow again and the flowers appeared. The dogwood trees have never since been able to be used for Crosses because the wood is not strong or large enough.

Dogwood come in White, Pink and Red colors . Here is some color and what is said about the Meaning of the Color.

The pink dogwood is said to be blushing for shame because of the cruel purpose which it served in the Crucifixion.
The weeping dogwood further symbolized the sorrow.
The red dogwood, called the Cherokee, bears the color to remind us of the blood shed by our Savior.

I am not sure about the truth of the Legend written. However is was used for Building thing during the time Christ walked the Earth. It can not be used today for that purpose. The trunks are not large enough.

When we moved into our home there was a Dogwood tree in the back yard. I was Thrilled to have one. It has survived a Hurricane , tornado and Strong lighten storms. Other trees have fallen, some big Oaks.
Our Dogwood tree. Blossom shown above from our tree.

1 comment:

  1. I love Dogwoods - so beautiful and elegant looking. Great photo.


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