Happy Easter! The dogwood legend:

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Dogwood is one of our most spectacular native flowering trees. It follows soon after the unique native redbud bursts into bloom.  You would have missed out on seeing the delicate new leaf if I’d removed my thumb from the photo so please check the leaf too… There is an amazing Southern story about the dogwood tree. According to legend, the cross on which Christ was crucified was made from a dogwood tree. Because of that, God cursed the tree. He made it too small to ever be used to build  a cross for crucifixion again. But he also blessed it, allowing it to be covered in beautiful white blossoms to announce and celebrate Easter. Following the tradition, my dogwood is in full bloom. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Easter!


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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