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There is a Christian legend of unknown origin that proclaims that the cross used to crucify Jesus was constructed of dogwood. As the story goes, during the time of Jesus, the dogwood was larger and stronger than it is today and was the largest tree in the area of Jerusalem. After his crucifixion, Jesus changed the plant to its current form: he shortened it and twisted its branches to assure an end to its use for the construction of crosses. He also transformed its inflorescence into a representation of the crucifixion itself, with the four white bracts cross-shaped, which represent the four corners of the cross, each bearing a rusty indentation as of a nail and the red stamens of the flower, represents Jesus' crown of thorns, and the clustered red fruit represent his blood. (wikipedia)

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Sigridur Bachmann 14 Jul 2009

Outstanding and beautiful work ! Brilliant composition !

annette steens 02 May 2008

so nice!!!!

Cathy Jones 01 May 2008

beautiful photo, i love the soft lighting!

Donald Schrier 30 Apr 2008

This is really a fantastic shot.

Joke Schotting 30 Apr 2008

Wonderful shot MJ !!