The Dogwood....

© Shawn Jennings

The Dogwood....

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/22/2011 2:24:59 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Shawn. WOW! #1371391

Michelle Alton 4/23/2011 3:22:14 AM

I have always adored the Dogwood. Never knew this about it! Beautiful work. #9364608

Bill Houghton 4/27/2011 8:53:22 AM

Shawn, this is so beautiful. You did a great job capturing it. #9373462

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 4/28/2011 8:31:12 AM

Beautiful! It is so wet here I have not been able to get any pictures of the ones here. #9377082

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/28/2011 6:54:00 PM

This certainly deserves to be a finalist and a winner - good luck! #9560928

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/28/2011 11:59:48 PM

A First Place Gold, Shawn. Good Luck!!!

UB. #9562351

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/29/2011 6:04:32 AM

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!! #9563371

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 7/29/2011 7:32:21 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist! #9564072

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 7/29/2011 12:31:38 PM

Beautiful in every way, Shawn! Congratulations! #9565464

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 7/29/2011 1:09:03 PM

Congratulations on your first place win Shawn. #9565549

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/29/2011 1:11:46 PM

Am I right or what....A FIRST PLACE it then. Very well deserved, Shawn!!!

UB. #9565560

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 7/29/2011 1:23:37 PM

Congrats on your win Shawn! #9565670

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 7/29/2011 1:27:46 PM

Congratulations, Shawn! #9565702

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/29/2011 1:56:33 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #9565900

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 7/29/2011 2:24:23 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Gold Win!!! #9566072

Marcie A. Fowler 7/29/2011 2:54:15 PM

Congrats on your win with this beautiful floral image. #9566199

Jessica Jenney level-classic 7/29/2011 3:28:21 PM

Congratulations, Shawn on your fabulous First Place Win! #9566318

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 7/29/2011 3:49:13 PM

Bravo, job well done! #9566431

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/29/2011 4:03:48 PM

Totally gorgeous Shawn!!! Big congratulations to you on this wonderful First Place Winner!! #9566493

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 7/29/2011 4:22:04 PM

Fabulous winner! WTG Shawn! :-) k #9566599

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/29/2011 4:24:57 PM

Way to go n the Gold!!! Wonderful! Congrats! #9566625

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 7/29/2011 4:29:48 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner, Shawn. #9566664

Debra R. Harder 7/29/2011 5:05:20 PM

You always depict nature at its finest, Shawn! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #9566869

Kathy Cline level-classic 7/29/2011 5:19:47 PM

I LOVE THIS and am so thankful it "WON"

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 5:31:22 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Shawn , I love it!!! Love your history of the dogwood too!

jo ann c. #9567056

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 7/29/2011 5:34:07 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Shawn! I love it! #9567075

Linda D. Lester level-classic 7/29/2011 5:47:30 PM

AWESOME....Congratulations on your first place win! #9567149

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 7/29/2011 6:40:18 PM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous First Place winner, Shawn!! #9567319

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 7/29/2011 7:25:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Shawn! #9567496

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/29/2011 10:35:26 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Shawn!
Love it AND the poem!


Glenn E. Traver level-classic 7/30/2011 1:38:35 AM

Congratulations Shawn on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT #9568226

Ken Smith level-classic 7/30/2011 5:44:15 AM

Awesome, Shawn..a first place on a resubmit...I'm glad you did! Congrats! #9568682

Lydia Williams level-classic 7/30/2011 5:52:42 AM

So beautiful, Shawn. Also, the addition of the poem. Congratulations! #9568726

Boyd L. Alexander level-classic 7/30/2011 7:00:42 AM

Well done Shawn! A big Congratulations on your First Place Gold Medal win!!! #9568866

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/30/2011 7:25:19 AM

Congratulations on your Gold Meddal, Shawn! WTG! #9568939

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 7/30/2011 7:48:47 AM

A big congratulations,Shawn. #9569052

Cathy Barrows 7/30/2011 8:38:49 AM

Congrats on your winner...beautiful #9569205

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 7/30/2011 4:29:22 PM

Congratulations Shawn on this beautiful Winner! #9570145

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/31/2011 11:58:05 AM

Congratulations Shawn on your Win!!!

Dominick #9571668

Linda Blair level-classic 8/1/2011 9:24:18 AM

Congrtulations on your beautiful winner!! #9574130

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/3/2011 10:14:19 AM

Truly beautiful, Shawn. Huge congrats. #9579345

Merna L. Nobile 8/5/2011 11:59:37 AM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

Cindy Bendush level-classic 8/9/2011 12:22:35 AM

Perfection! Congratulations on your win Shawn! #9591835

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/27/2011 8:10:23 PM

Fantastic winner and legend, Shawn!!! Huge congrats!!! #9701645

Lori Carlson level-classic 5/3/2012 4:59:56 AM

Wow! This image is even more stunning by what you shared!...have never heard that legend. Moving & beautiful, Shawn. Congrats on your recognition with this beauty of a shot! =) #10120584

Frank P. Luongo 11/8/2012 3:43:40 PM

Absolutely Wonderful Photograph.

As a Christian, the photo and spiritual words are very moving,

Well Done! #10410350

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In celebration of the Resurrection this week....

The Legend of the Dogwood

In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew,
To a stately size and a lovely hue.

'Twas strong and firm, it's branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ, its timbers were chosen.

Seeing the distress at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise which still holds good.

Never again shall the dogwood grow,
To be a large tree, to be used as so.

Slender and twisted, it shall always be,
With cross shaped blossoms for all who will see.

The petals shall have bloodstains, marked in brown,
And in the blossom's center, a thorny crown.

All who see it will remember Me.
Nailed to the cross from the dogwood tree.

Protected and cherished this tree shall be,
A reminder to all of My agony.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 168.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/22/2011 1:09:22 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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