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Outside the hallowed walls

I like stained glass windows. I like them a lot.

But this was nice, too, the way regular life was still visible through to church’s clear glass windows.

Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Maysfield, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017


It was just a day after Thanksgiving and Christmas lights were sprouting all over the place. These lights weren’t on, but the lucky angle of the sun made it look as though they were.

Brenham, Texas
photographed 11.24.2017

Cyril and Methodius (and their church)

In addition to their cemetery, the brother saints Cyril and Methodius have a church.

I can’t even tell you how much I like to find a church with an unlocked door…

near Buckholts, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017


Most of the markers in the cemetery were modest white crosses, but along the back someone had made a large memorial to their departed family member.

Many years ago, I was a calligrapher, a hobby I slid into from a career as an architectural drafter. (In some ways, lettering is lettering.)  And although it’s been a while since I picked up my pens, I still notice lettering. And the “Vivo Cristo Rey” painted on this memorial was my very favorite thing in the cemetery.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 11.4.2017

The Descent

Coming down the narrow stairs from the loft gives photographers a nice view of the church.

It was peaceful inside this space; I felt calm when I left after a happy hour of making photos.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Shafter, Texas
photographed 11.4.2017

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