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Her simple gesture

A little sign out on the main road pointed us toward St. David’s Church.

The virgin seems a little defiant at the attention the spotlight is giving Her, don’t you think?

The most interesting thing about this is that it’s 19 feet below sea level.

near Kaplan, Louisiana
photographed 10.21.2017


The main entrance to Winchester Cathedral, mid-morning.

Later in the trip, when we stood in a long line to get inside Notre Dame, I appreciated this even more….

Winchester, England
photographed 6.1.2017

The Shady Side

There wasn’t a lot of shade, but there was a little bit beside an abandoned church. The small and infrequent trees didn’t offer much, so it was nice that the building stepped up to help.

Grenville, New Mexico
photographed 8.26.2017

An exuberance

The array of summer flowers is dependent on winter moisture; every summer looks a little different. These flowers got plenty of whatever it was they needed – they were blooming all over the northeastern corner of New Mexico.

Grenville, New Mexico
photographed 8.26.2017


When I was a little kid, my family attended Forrest Heights Methodist Church. We were regulars, the sort of family who sat in the same pew every week. The church sanctuary was the first built space I had a strong affection for – the mid-century lines and combination of building materials felt right to me. I liked the light fixtures, too; they were big and stately and (to me) very church-like.

Not at all like this light, which looks like it should be hanging over Great Aunt Mabel’s kitchen table.

in abandoned church
Grenville, New Mexico
photographed 8.26.2017

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