Southern Dogwood

The dogwoods are blooming beautifully here. Love dogwoods and how inspirational they are.

dogwoods easter

Have you hear the Easter legend of the dogwood?

dogwood easter

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
It branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ’s cross its timbers were chosen.

Being distressed at the use of the wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good.
Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for such a tree, and so,

Slender and twisted it shall always be,
With cross shaped blossoms for all to see.
Petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown,
And in all the blossom centers a thorny crown.

All who see it shall think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished the tree shall be
A reflection to all of my agony.

Author Unknown

Happy and blessed Easter Season to all!


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3 responses to “Southern Dogwood”

  1. Donnie Avatar

    I have heard the dogwood legend before because we live in North Carolina. It is always very beautiful.

  2. Christi Avatar

    Christy, Feel free. I love this story too.

  3. Christy Avatar

    Mind if I share? This is a wonderful story I had heard, but not quite this way. Thanks, Christy

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