The Legend of the Dogwood by calm

The Legend of the Dogwood

"There is a legend that at the time of the crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross. For it to be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and our Lord, nailed upon it, sensed this, and in His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering said to it,
"Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross, two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember." '
Sweet fav
April 7th, 2020  
One of my favorite blooms.
April 7th, 2020  
Beautiful -- and great work with DoF for the composition.
April 7th, 2020  
Beautifully captured. Fav!! 😀
April 7th, 2020  
Lovely shot, pov, focus
April 7th, 2020  
Lovely, great focus, detail and pov
April 7th, 2020  
Amazing story and beautiful capture
April 8th, 2020  
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