Sunday, August 31, 2014

Texas Methodist Church for InSPIREd Sunday

A beautiful Texas church, sitting high on the landscape.
It is rare when I cannot find out the history of a church structure.
As far as I could see, even their website had nothing on it's history.
The architecture is grand in appearance.
The Texas Historical Marker provides some information about Methodists in this area
The landscaping was immaculately kept....
Large trees providing shade from the hot Texas sun.
Meggie Mac
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Small Texas Jewish Synagogue for InSPIREd Sunday

In 1990s, B'nai Abraham Synagogue, was believed to the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue to have been in continuous use in Texas.
The present building was built in 1893, after a fire destroyed the first structure in 1882.
The white clapboard and pointed arched windows resembles so many of the country churches in this area of Texas.
Inside, the Aron Kodesh can be seen on the eastern wall. In the center is the Bimah, where the Torah was read.
The cornerstone is written in Hebrew.
Meggie Mac
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Proud Heritage For a Texas Ranch

About once a week I pass this ranch, smiling each time I see their sign. It is located near a community, that was originally settled by skilled farmers of Polish and German descent.
Do you remember the Ponderosa Ranch from the popular 1960's television series, Bonanza ?
Meggie Mac
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Free Church of Scotland....Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This was one of those unexpected stops our driver made, while my daughter and I were exploring the Trotternish Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
The small white country church is nestled in the steep slopes beyond the bay.
You might think the bluish and light pink space is part of the sky, but, actually it is part of a distance mountain.
It was a chance for us stretch our legs and grab a quick cup of tea.
When I took this photo, I was standing on the opposite side of Uig Bay, at the Orasay Tea Room.
At the time, I had no idea what a treasure trove the tiny community of 300 had to offer. Our next trip will include a couple of nights stay here.
There is a must-see Fairy Glen...waterfalls, cliff tops and even a resident sea otter. The surrounding woodland is one of the few ancient woodlands, remaining on Skye.
Click HERE if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful treasure. After opening the page, click on History.
Do you recognize these bins? They are for re-cycling. One of the many things I noticed about Scotland...they don't talk about Going Green, they actually LIVE it!
Here is the spot where I took my photographs. Uig is where, on our next trip, we will take the ferry to the Outer Hebrides.
Meggie Mac
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Friday, August 1, 2014

On the Road to Perth, Scotland, for a Friday Fence

Isn't this a beauty of a fence? In fact, the entire setting is so idyllic.
The photo is from my 2013 trip to Scotland.
After resting the first day, on our arrival in Glasgow, my daughter and I took a bus to Perth.
Keep watching, and I will soon write a post about that first day of travel.
Meggie Mac
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