Monday, March 26, 2007

Springtime Happiness

Except for this first photo, all photos were taken by me.

I'm so thrilled with this photo! If you are looking at this photo on my blog (as opposed to email delivery), you can click on it and see the bee VERY close up. I skulked in the yard for a long time trying to get this shot.

Dogwood in the front yard. There are 6 dogwoods on our property.

Wisteria has a fantastic fragrance...

Georgia's state flower, the Cherokee rose. We have a huge bush in the back yard. Legend has it that the white is for the tears of the Cherokee mothers, and the yellow is for the gold that was stolen from them.


911EMD said...

C, you probably already know this story. My DS was always touched by the story of the dogwood and kept a picture from Sunday school for many years in his wallet.

The Story Of The Dogwood Tree

As a child I heard this tale:

Long ago during the days that Jesus was here on earth in the form of man there were many dogwood trees. The dogwood was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest. Because of its firmness and strength it was selected as the timber for the cross, but to be put to such a cruel use greatly distressed the tree.

Sensing this, the crucified Jesus in his gentle pity for the sorrow and suffering of all said to it: "Because of your sorrow and pity for My sufferings, never again will the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it will be slender, bent and twisted and its blossoms will be in the form of a cross two long and two short petals.

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 of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see this will remember."

Author Unknown

deb said...

Celeste, I do love that picture of the bee on the flower.


What kind of flower is it?