Thursday, October 30, 2008

Photo Challenge #8: churches

All last weekend I took pictures from the car as we would pass an old country church on the back roads in Amish country. They all for some reason tended to be a little blurry...DUH. This was the best shot I could get. I love the darkness of the entire picture. They weather that day was so overcast. But yet there is a brightness for the fall season in the browns and oranges in the shot. The door and stoop are dressed for the season. Very inviting don't you think? I wonder what the pews look like? I imagine them being darn warn oak with no padding for comfort. I can only imagine what the stained glass windows look like on a bright day. Can you hear the congregation singing Amazing Grace or the Doxology being accompanied by the piano? And what about he choir...maybe ten ladies and three gentlemen? I can hear some babies crying. And I can also hear the strong voice of that country pastor telling the wonderful story of salvation. Wonder if anyone will come forward to be baptized on the Sunday?

6 comments:

Kathy said...

wow you sure make me wanna see inside.....guess that would be kind of hard to do via drive by. you painted a nice picture...inside and out.

gina said...

this is a beautiful church. good job describing the interior and service...really brought it to life.

Jan said...

Wonderful post. I can here the hymns.

Michele Wassell said...

Churches can make very beautiful photo subjects... I enjoy them as well. Old ones and new ones. Beautiful photos!

Bird Girl said...

You've got some really lovely pictures! Maybe you should do a church calendar? Beautiful!

JoHn'S wOrLd said...

Hello im new to your blog.The way you desribed the Church.Makes me want to go to a Sunday Service.
Im going to try to make the prezel salad.Stop by my blog if you get a chance,
God Bless You
John