Dogwoods, Yosemite, CA

the Legend of the Dogwood tree, It is said these flowers also have meanings to them like every other flower. The mythical meaning of the dogwood flower is that the tree was chosen to provide wood for Jesus Christ's crucifixion. However, the tree was unhappy about this cruel act it was forced to do, and thus Jesus after being nailed to it, told it this;

"Because of your regret and pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall 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 middle of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember ..."


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  • jbmt 3y

    wonderful, exquisite, and the dark background & colored blossoms & leaves.
  • Susu_tD 3y

    nice selective color - lots of nice stuff here from you today!!!! seems that this was a very productive trip =)
  • Tamara Jankowski 3y

    Susu_tD I took a ridiculous amount of photos, most of them really bad! Thanks for the comments.
  • J T 3y

    Love the soft lighting and the green of the leaves brings it all together for me. Great capture!
  • Tim Archer 3y

    i like the lighting in this one. almost comes out like a splash of colour image with the bg in bw. excellent image!
  • Alex 3y

    I like this a lot Tamara. In particular I like the fact that it has a limited colour pallette of greens and creams against an essentially mono is like selective colour in a way but less artificial. The light is pretty cool as well.
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  • Brian Lynch 3y

    I don't know if you have processed this image by selective colouring or de-selective colouring but regardless it is beautiful - love this shot and your information was unknown to me! Love it BIG style, Tamara!
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Taken on May 19, 2012
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