Showing posts with label blossoms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blossoms. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dance Of The Dogwood ...


                               "Legend Of The Dogwood"
                                                ~

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross. 
                                                 
 To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said, “Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross – two long and two short petals.

"In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember." 


Blossoms of a beautiful pink dogwood tree
dance in the May breeze on a sunny spring
afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania.





                         


 


    
 








Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Dance ...


"So the darkness shall be the light,
and the stillness the dancing."
                                       ~ T.S. Eliot
                                                      1888-1965

Blossoms of a flowering tree dance
in the evening breeze this spring at
Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In The Pink ...

"I believe in pink ... I believe that tommorrow is another day,
and most importantly, I believe in miracles."
                                                 ~ Audrey Hepburn

Nothing says spring like a flowering cherry tree on an 
April day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.