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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Evening services were in full swing. I took a picture of the Church earlier in the day...not satisfied I returned again to retake the photo. Caught just before the last remaining light faded...I was tempted to load the camera and visit the church. Actually earlier in the day a father and his two small girls were sweeping the steps clear of the snow and he invited me to return this evening for the services. They had bought the church just 4 months earlier and even though the building was approaching 100 years old...the spirit within was new and flourishing.

Ironic...that my first picture was not satisfactory and I returned for another...I was drawn back to this church for an other picture...perhaps my need to return was not for the picture but for another purpose? If so, I failed...didn't go inside. The church however is still on my mind...I may have to visit.

Dan

12 comments:

Cynthia L. H. said...

Yes, I agree. You have to go back...otherwise your thoughts on this would have rested. ;^) (Who knows what surprises are in store?) Among other things, you know, you could get some great shots of the stained glass from the inside-out!
;^)
Lovely.
:^)

De Lly Dilettante said...

I love this picture. It's so peaceful.

{Simply} Heather said...

Dan, this formatting brings me back to the way things appeared in my childhood. Everything shined with wondrous opportunities :)

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful church and picture. One detail caught my interest especially: Is that an anchor instead of a cross at the top of the tower?? (symbol of hope) I've never seen that before. (If you don't know, you'll have to go back to find out the story behind that if nothing else!)

Suicide Barbie said...

Absolutely magickal!

shabby girl said...

What a pretty scene. There's usually a reason that sometning keeps speaking to you. It may be for a totally different reason than what you think.

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...good point! Although I should probably go back for other reasons!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...It was a very peaceful evening and quite with the new snowfall.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...don't you wish you could at least visit those times again...if just for a moment or two?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader....great observation! I have seen the "Anchor Cross " symbol before on churches...I think the Methodist church may use it.

But after your comment I went back to the picture and then did a Google image search and found many examples but none exactly like this one with one side of the cross bar turned down...and the other side straight! I will have to check it out.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

S Barbie...it was a combination of the time of day, the snow and the country church that came together!

Thanks,

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...you are right...a week after the photo...I am still thinking about the church!

Dan