Sunday, May 3, 2015

Simplicity in a Country Church for InSPIREd Sunday

 
Yesterday I went on a road trip.......
with the sole purpose of finding this small country church.
 
 
A Bell Tower just above the welcoming doors.
 
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The subtle beauty in the stain glass windows.
 
 
A dove symbolizing the presence of God.
 
 
Obviously the community of 400 people
love this church, by taking good care of it.
 
 
 
A lovely garden directly behind the sanctuary. The parish cemetery, located in the background. 
 
 
The foot bridge, crossing a ravine, that leads to the cemetery.
 
 
A wonderful place for a Sunday afternoon church social.
 
 
Dear readers, I hope your Sunday is filled with all that is good.
Meggie Mac
 
 
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Blue Skies, Rolling Hills, and a White Rail Fence for Friday Fences


Certainly not an easy color to maintain on the Prairie.


A beautiful entrance, of winding white fencing, to a ranch on a hill..
Meggie Mac


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Sandwich Clue for Thursday Show and Tell

 
As with so many pieces I have collected over the years, I must work at finding a good story to tell you.
Although I've had this beautiful hand-painted tray for many years, it wasn't until last week that I tried to find some answers on it's origin.
 
 
The whiteware, stamped "UNO Favorite Bavaria", was produced by the well known C. Hutschenreuther Company in Germany.
 
 
It took several days before I found the most interesting story about  the red stamp Sandwich.
 
A mother, already well-known for her portrait paintings, and her two daughters, produced hand-painted china in the early 1900's, using the imported whiteware.
Because of a long illness her son suffered, Mrs. M.H. Sandwich and her children, left  
their native Georgia to a dryer climate in Texas.
 
 
It's in Corsicana, Texas, where Mrs. Sandwich imported crates of Bavarian China, to be hand-decorated, using her memories and love of her native South. 
It is said, that during those years, thousands of pieces were produced.
 
 
A family cottage industry ....and I have one small piece of it.
Meggie Mac

Monday, April 20, 2015

Peaceful Setting for Monday's Country Backroads


A footbridge....


and, a slow moving stream.


It's the beginning of another week.

Time to explore the other side of the bridge...
Meggie Mac





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Down in the Valley with InSPIREd Sunday

 
The Old Country Church
lyrics by JD Sumner
 
" Oh I'd like to go back
To that old country church
To hear the songs of praise
How the people would sing
It would make the rafters ring
At that old, that old country church"
 
Meggie Mac
 
 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone on Friday Fences


How about a fence photo from November 2013, when my daughter and I went to Scotland....
Here we are waiting for the boat to arrive, that will take us to Urquhart Castle.


The Jacobite Warrior


I was hoping the motion on the water would not spoil the day.
The thought of arriving at Urquhart Castle, via boat, was more than I could imagine.

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Pinch me....I'm sailing across the legendary Loch Ness, looking for the mystical monster.
Much to our surprise, a rainbow appeared over the water.


Stepping out of your comfort zone is where the magic begins....
Meggie Mac


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