Around here I grew up learning how the Dogwood represents Christ's nailing to a cross made of Dogwood, that was once a mighty tree and now is smaller because of the shame of bearing Christ's beaten body.
The four leaves represent the cross.
The blush color of Dogwoods is said to be the blood Christ shed for us at Calvary.
I can't wait to stain my fingers with red juice will making jam this season. The bloom on the left has already been fertilized and will soon form a berry, on the right the bloom is in need of a little honeybee companionship.
Strawberries around our house don't make it to ripeness and being picked. The rabbits and other creatures love gobbling up the fruit.
Have a great weekend!