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Starry Day

Well, even though there was a gate across the entrance to the church, that certainly didn’t keep me from sticking the camera through it to get a shot.

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Dubina, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

Gated Entrance

Seriously, Cyril and Methodius? A gate? With a lock? Fine, then. I’ll just amuse myself with some micro-composition over there on the right side of the photo.

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Dubina, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

Cyril and Methodius – brother saints

My last stop on the one-day tour of painted churches took me to Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Dubina. I’d never heard of these saints at all until the end of November, when a rambling drive led us to this cemetery near Buckholts, Texas. (Dubina and Buckholts are a hundred miles apart – by Texas standards that makes them “close together.”)

But, anyway, here’s a view of the back of the church looking across to the adjacent cemetery.

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Dubina, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

PS – In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be visiting another Cyril-and-Methodius church! Suddenly those guys are just everywhere.

The Bench Project

All of these painted churches had large grounds beside them, with an additional building or two to support the annual feasts or whatever other activities go on.

There were a couple of people inside the church who’d come there with a guide. I didn’t listen to much the guide had to say, but I did hear her say that the church’s 2017 feast – which usually attracts four or five thousand people* – was cancelled because the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey created some concerns about food safety.

Anyway, I liked the benches and bench project and that one folding chair. And the pile of leaves.

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
High Hill, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

*In 2000, the population of the town was 116. To put things into a bit of perspective.

The language of the story

I am nearly done with the color images, but this one needed color to tell its story. That red light on the floor reminded me of DNA.

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
High Hill, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018