Dogwood

Discussion in 'Flower Mandalas Project' started by dbookbinder, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Suggestions for a complementary quote, a word that these mandala images evoke, or some history or other information about the flower itself are most welcome, as are corrections to my flower identification if I've got it wrong and any other comments you'd care to make.

    I'd also appreciate identification of the specific cultivar, if applicable.

    Thanks,
    - David
    © 2005, David J. Bookbinder
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Another lovely image. This one looks most unreal, plastic, artificial to me. You really have to open the image to the larger size to reveal the detail on this one. Then you see the six little images of Kenny wearing a pink hooded parka.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Kudos to Eric for the first South Park reference on the site.
     
  4. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, it's always nice to encounter other South Park fans. Though I don't think I would ever have come up with that association myself!

    - David
     
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    dbookbinder:

    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but there's the Legend of the Dogwood:

    In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
    To a stately size and a lovely hue.
    'Twas strong & firm it's branches interwoven
    For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
    Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
    Christ made a promise which still holds good:
    "Never again shall the dogwood grow
    Large enough to be used so
    Slender & twisted, it shall be
    With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
    As blood stains the petals marked in brown
    The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
    All who see it will remember me
    Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
    Cherished and protected this tree shall be
    A reminder to all of my agony."​

    Regards,
    Trevor
     
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    do you know who wrote that? it is beautiful.
     
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    No idea who wrote it. Sorry. Probably that famous author, poet, and philosopher that wrote so many things: A. Nonymous.
     

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