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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday's Gift to you . . . some legends and a song...



I have a couple of legends to tell you about from down south here in Atlanta.

We have red clay. Hard red clay for soil. It is (for me) very hard to dig and plant things. I always have to remove the clay and put top soil on it.

The legend goes -now you know they fought the Civil War here - and almost everything was burnt I believe except for two buildings - a church and I believe something else I can't remember.

Any how - they lost so many soldiers here - the red clay is supposed to be red due to all the blood lost here. Not true I know.




Another legend is about our Dogwood Trees.



When the dogwoods bloom in the spring, the blossoms resemble crosses. Each petal bears a mark like a nail print on it's out most edge, and the circle in the center of each flower suggest the crown of thorns. The dogwood blossom, then, becomes a beautiful symbol for Christ's Passion.



I usually comment back to my friends who write comments on my blog. I did not yesterday as I felt the blog stands alone. We are all hurting for Japan just like we hurt for Australia, New Jersey, Haiti, and other places that have suffered devastation - including our west coast.

We all put our comments together and prayed as one. Not for anything else, but prayer. And the prayers I know are continuing today as well.





Don't we all?



“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” Saint Augustine (354-430); Roman Catholic saint




Any one ever heard of Janet Paschel and her singing "Written In Red"?



Love and hugs,
Chatty

21 comments:

ladyjane09 said...

Sandie my dear...deep chills run down my spine!

Life is good! said...

alot to think and pray about lately. the dogwood is beautiful and i love the story with it. ya, my faith is much stronger in the winter. that's funny but true. have a good Sunday!

Buttercup said...

Continuing my prayers...and wishes to you for a great Sunday.

Changes in the wind said...

Thanks for sharing the legend of the dog blossom...beautiful indeed.

Home In The Hollow said...

I never knew that about the Dogwood blossoms. I have a Crown of Thorns houseplant, that is magnificent!...:)JP

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Intriguing legend of the red clay. We've got plenty of it here too.

Jo said...

Hey my friend,Sandie, as I look at my dogwoods blooms I always think of sweet Jesus, and his love for us.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Wow, I never heard that story of the red clay. But they have red sand in Sedona, Arizona, too. Hmmmm. I'll have to think about that.

Loved your post. The joke about walking on water being easier in winter was a hoot.

Thanks for the chuckles on a gray Sunday morning, Sandie. Off to a busy day! Susan

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Wow, I never heard that story of the red clay. But they have red sand in Sedona, Arizona, too. Hmmmm. I'll have to think about that.

Loved your post. The joke about walking on water being easier in winter was a hoot.

Thanks for the chuckles on a gray Sunday morning, Sandie. Off to a busy day! Susan

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Mevely317 said...

I'd never heard that legend of the dogwood ... That's beautiful!

Ah, the red clay! Now I'm missing the South and all things Scarlett O'Hara. :)

Have a beautiful day!

Sandra said...

i have heard the dogwood story many times, but never heard the red clay came from the blood. the singer has a beautiful voice, and i have not heard that song before

That corgi :) said...

I hadn't heard of those two legends, Sandie; very interesting. But I know what you mean about clay soil; we don't have the red colored here, but the clay and it makes it impossible to grow grass without digging the clay out and putting top soil in.

I hope you have a good restful Sunday Sandie!

betty

Rae said...

A wonderful Sunday post. I really enjoyed learning the legend of the dogwood tree. It's a really beautiful legend.

Ginny said...

I have heard the dogwood legend but not the red clay one, that is spooky. I love the Peter cartoon!!!! And I have never heard of that singer nor the song either. But it is pretty, she has a beautiful voice and a very emotive way of singing.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Loved both legends Sandie.

Melanie said...

That is such a great song. Janet Paschal can really sing. She's been a favorite of mine for years.
The cartoon about Peter was pretty funny too. :)
Have a great week!

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie, I heard that about the dogwood flower before- beautiful. I had never heard that about southern red clay.
The soil here is full of limestone and roots. The first time I put a shovel to the dirt down here, I struck something and it sounded like a treasure box. I said "treasure!" dug said "rock." he was right. I bring in a LOT of potting soil, too. You have to.
XO, Cheryl

tattytiara said...

Those are great legends. You learn so much about people from the way they view the history of their homes.

Debbie said...

I love Janet Paschal. I saw her with the Gaithers one time. I also love that song. I'll be clicking it in a minute to listen to it.

And I live in Georgia and didn't know the clay one. Learned something new!

Sharon Kirby said...

I had heard that lovely legend of the dogwood. And the picture was just beautiful.

OK, the cartoon about Peter just cracked me up. Yeah, still takes faith, though - never can tell how thin that ice is!!

GOD BLESS!