Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pine Tree Crosses



Have you ever looked at the Pine tree when it started to put on knew growth!
I read this several years ago and wanted to share it.
After you read this story from an unknown author,
you will never look at the Pine tree again in the same way!






Last Spring on a Sunday afternoon we took one of our "nowhere" drives thru the country. My husband was quietly driving along some back roads. I was occupied in the front passenger seat watching out the window as the scenery went by.
I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my husband was straining to look out my window. This startled me, since his eyes should be on the road in front of him. I asked him what he was looking at out the windows, and he quietly replied, "Nothing. " He could have said he was looking for pine tree crosses for Easter. His eyes went back to the road in front of him.
After a few minutes, I looked over at my husband and noticed a tear running down his cheek. I asked him what was wrong. This time he told me, "I was just thinking about Pop and a story he had once told me." Of course, because it had to do with his Pop I wanted to know the story, so I asked him to share Pop's story with me.
He said, "When I was about 8 years old, Pop and I were out fishing and that's when he told me that the pine trees know when it is Easter."
I had no idea what he meant by that, so I pressed him for more information.
He continued on... "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 will see the yellow shoots. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form pine tree crosses for Easter. 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 pine shoots."
I turned to look out the window and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a week before Easter, and you could see all of the pine trees with the tall yellow shoots stretching to Heaven.
The tallest ones shone in the sunlight like rows of tiny golden crosses.

Author Unknown  


Have a Blessed Weekend!

Sylvia

17 comments:

  1. Sylvia, Yes, I have seen this on our pine trees. A little love sign from God. :) His love is everywhere. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Hi Sylvia,
    Thank you for this lovely post.
    Just in case you didn't get my last message, you won a little bird in the bird contest.
    You can contact me at littlegraycottage@gmail.com or leave a comment on my blog.
    Hugs from Shirley

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  3. What a remarkable thing! I never knew that. I have to be on the look out. What a wonderful story and post!

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  4. Oh, I'll be on the lookout for these crosses. Hope you've had a great Saturday.

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  5. thanks so so much for letting us know about this.....

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  6. This was a beautiful story. I will have to pay attention to the pine trees around Easter time from now on. We have a spruce in our yard and it does not have these, so I will have to go out and look around at some pine trees in the neighborhood. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  7. Oh yes, I have been noticing this around our woods for some time. It really is a special thing...just another sign of God's glory and majesty! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  8. I'm so glad I read this! I'd never heard this before.

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  9. How neat ! Thanks for sharing this story, it's just wonderful.

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  10. So glad you shared this also. I must check it out. Have a blessed Sunday. xo

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  11. I've heard this story before...Nature knows the Lord, that's for sure. Hope your SonDay is happy and blessed.

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  12. I have read this before. Love it. All of creation blesses the Lord.

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  13. Tiny golden crosses, that is lovely. God bless you. x

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  14. How amazing is that?! Wow...There is beauty and meaning in all those things that God has created. Wow!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs, Amy

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