I hope that all of you have a blessed day and give thanks for the sacrifice Jesus made so that we may all live.
There are many legends of the dogwood. Below is my favorite.
It is said that Jesus had a special love for Dogwood trees which had been the size of oak and other forest trees at that time. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen for the cross. To be used thus, for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus with His gentle pity for all sorrow said “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, bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross” … “two long and two short petals.”
Maybe you will have the opportunity to take an afternoon drive and experience the beauty of God's spendor.