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“Waiting for the Pink Dogwood”

Description from Stone Treasures: An old and beautiful legend has it that, at the time of the crucifixion, 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 gibbet. 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."

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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    What a pretty pick this is!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    lovely pick. and story.

  3. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    An exquisite pick. Thank you for sharing the pick and the words.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Amen! I remember the story too.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for creating this beautiful pick!

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful pick :) ))

  6. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Pretty!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very pretty!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a beautiful legend and a beautiful tree! Lovely pick!

  9. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Gorgeous pick! I remember hearing that legend a long time ago – thanks for reminding me of the dogwood story.

  10. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Thanks All. Grew up wit a pink dogwood just outside my bedroom window. Many fond memories of the splendor of it when it blooms!

  11. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Lovely, the dogwood is one of the things I miss most about the South. Thank you for this wonderful pick!

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I miss the dogwoods, too! Beautiful pick and story. Congrats on weekly fav!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Candy, congrats on this lovely, delicate combo being chosen as one of LB’s fave weekly picks! :D I also remember the story of the dogwood tree!

  14. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Thanks Ladies!

  15. Poe Designs
    Poe Designs says:

    One of my all time favorite color combos!

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    tisiama says:

    Love this!

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    olive penguin says:

    Beautiful pick, I love the colors! And thank you for sharing the story I hadn’t heard that legend before.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats on this pick being chosen as one of the weekly fav!

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