Since I am having so much fun learning to use my new camera, please indulge me with just one more Sunday post of signs and thoughts of spring. (Thanks for your cooperation.)
If you like, you can click on each picture to enlarge it.
The poet's darling. ~William Wordsworth
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. ~Charles Lindbergh
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ~Richard Buckminster Fuller
But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away. ~ Robert Frost
Since the Dogwood Trees are blooming on our property, I felt like it was the perfect time to share this poem. I pray that it blesses you as much as it does Shannon and me.
The Dogwood Tree
By: Author Unknown
When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.
Being distressed at the use of the wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my agony."