Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Legend of the Pine Tree

There is a legend that pine trees know when it's Easter. The pine trees start their new growth in the weeks before Easter. If you look at the tops of the pine trees two weeks before Easter you'll see the yellow shoots. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross. By the time Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots.

This really happens we live where there are lots of pines, and each year this actually happens, it is amazing to watch, and the process of the new growth appears as crosses on the ends of each branch.

Have a wonderfully blessed Easter dear Sisters.. Hugs to all ♥


Aliene said...

I have noticed the pine trees. We have a different varity here. The long straw. We also have plenty oaks amidst the pines. I noticed that the pine trees always shot higher than the oaks so they can get the sun. I am going to look for the cross when I go out. Have a blessed day.

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Aliene said...

I love your rooster teapot. I have roosters in my kitchen.
I was just showing my daughter and her boys and my husband the legend of the pine tree. They all want to check out the crosses.

Dee said...

I heard about this last year and it is true...We have a few of these pine trees around my tiny town. Very cool!

April said...

I never knew this, truly amazing.

PS: Love your blog. :)

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Hi Barbara,

I've been away from the computer for a few days but, wanted you to know that your last few postings have really blessed my heart.

Barbara said...

Good Morning ladies and so happy you have posted on my blog, I love reading the comments, and hope your day is a great one. Hugs Barbara

Terri said...

I heard that before but had forgotten. Seems like all of nature recognizes the King of kings! :-)

Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness...how come i never knew this...fabulous. I am going to look around at all the pine trees to see...I wonder if we have that kind here in Oregon!

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Samantha said...

We have so many pine trees and I never knew this, thanks for sharing.
Blessings and hugs to you dear friend !