Nothing says "Spring has arrived!" more beautifully than dogwood trees in bloom. I took these photos in Vicksburg Monday, and would also like to share this poem about dogwood trees:
When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
Its 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 a tree, and so ...
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of My agony."
Isn't that a beautiful poem!
Here are some pink dogwood blossoms I captured with my camera (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like) ...
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you are enjoying the awesome wonders of Spring where you live.
Oh, and speaking of awesome ... if you would like to see some truly incredible photos of the wonders God has blessed us with here on earth, be sure and visit my friend Marty at his blog. Each and every one of Marty's photographs is a work of art and reflects God's glory in the Highest.