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December 10, 2012 / blparham

Weekly Photo Challenge “Changing Seasons”

This week the subject for the  “Weekly Photo Challenge” is “Changing Seasons”.

This past September, I took the photo on the left of  the dogwood tree that I transplanted by the side of my house many, many years ago. Throughout the seasons it never fails to project beauty. The berries and the dark red in the leaves was one of the first signs that Autumn was just around the corner.  The photo on the right is the very same tree encased in ice taken during an ice storm in February, 2011.   I found a nice little poem, “The Legend of the Dogwood Tree”, author unknown, that I included below.

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The Legend of the Dogwood Tree

In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm, its branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
“Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown,
The blossom’s center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of My agony.”

~ Author Unknown

Thanks for viewing,

For those of you who have no idea what this is all about, every Friday, The Daily Post at posts a subject for their “Weekly Photo Challenge”. Their bloggers have one week to take photos and post before the following Friday, when a they assign a new subject.



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  1. Adventure Nick / Dec 11 2012 1:05 pm

    I love the shot on the right….just gorgeous!

  2. allthingsboys / Dec 10 2012 8:59 pm

    lovely photo! GREAT POEM! Thanks for sharing!

    • blparham / Dec 10 2012 9:00 pm

      Thank you for viewing! Glad my link worked for you this time. :)!


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