The discovery of this church started with an early Saturday morning drive. I often do this when I need to clear my head.
After driving for about a half hour, I saw a sign to a road and town I have only heard about. It was a short 12 mile drive off the main road.
As I neared the small community, population 75, I saw the church steeple towering above the trees.
The blue summer skies paint a perfect backdrop for the white country church.
A shady spot to take a rest.....
Most country churches I photograph, have a cemetery nearby.
The doors of the church were locked. I was already back in my truck, when a car drove up.
As his car door opened, I was half expecting it to be the priest. But, instead, it was one of the parishioners.
Lucky for me.... and you, my dear readers, he had a key. He was kind enough to open the church for a few quick photos.
It is very common, in the area where I live, to see faux marble painted in the interiors.
The bright sunlight, coming through the glass windows, gave a rosy glow inside.
Over the altar was a hand-painted mural. I wish I had taken more time to photograph it. My understanding is that it is painted on canvas.
Most of the Texas churches, I have photographed, have designs painted directly on the wood.
I couldn't resist showing you this photo...right there, on the church property, are several shallow oil wells, pumping oil.
After all....this is Texas.
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