The snowbright dogwood floats
As a cloud of butterflies
Above the damp sunlit slope.
Heather Z. Hanna
In my last post I showed you the pink dogwoods, today I will show you the white ones. And something very special, this picture of one that is BOTH colors! And also look what I found...a chocolate dogwood blossom, yum!! What is your favorite, the pink or the white? American Indians used to make their arrows from dogwood. There is an Indian legend about a native princess. She was killed by a man she rejected, and as she lay dying she used dogwood petals to dab the blood from her wounds. The myth says that is why there is a small bit of red on the petals.
“Taking the chalice, he gave it to them, thanking God, and they all drank from it. He said, This is my blood, God's new covenant, Poured out for many people.”