Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Old Haunts

I was drawn to the scent in the air from these flower clusters. Maybe they are the ones making me have a touch of the sniffles. I have been traveling and stopped at this church near where my family homesteaded. Walking down the aisle to go up and light a few candles and offer prayer, each pew creaked like someone was sitting in them. I laughed a bit thinking it could be family from the past craning their necks to see who I was. I went to the front and then walked down the outside aisle, looking at windows where one had my family name as the donor. I went outside and decided to return and see if the pews creaked again and was met only with silence. 
This church  is near where my family homesteaded in SE Nebraska. Below is a window a distant member contributed. I am fourth generation, and as many don't seem to remember we are all immigrants at one time.

So ones soul can go to heaven.






Wisteria





15 comments:

  1. Splendid. Your images are prayers. Thank You

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  2. Always nice to return home. Enjoyed the photos of the church/window. Very pretty pictures.

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  3. Oh so pretty. I've been at the farm for a few and had the opposite thing happen. I was reading about the difference between hoodoo and voodoo and the craziest sound was coming from around the fireplace. A buzzing and carrying on. I think it was some kind of bug in their, but it did give me pause.

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  4. I guess those past family members must have followed you out of the church and didn't bother going back in...lol

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  5. Wonderful photography. Wish I could grow wisteria here in Minnesota...:)

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  6. Hi Steve - it's good you get to go back to your family's church ... not many remember. Lovely photos - and yes the souls are with us ... cheers Hilary

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  7. You get the most incredible shots! I love stained glass windows. That is one of the prettiest ones I've seen. How nice to walk through the church and remember your heritage and the faith of your ancestors who immigrated to America long ago. Love the irises, wisteria, flags in the mist, clouds, and the silhouette on the lake.

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  8. Your sky shots today are just stunning. So true that we are all immigrants and that is what our country was really founded on. People don't want to think about that....

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  9. The church is so nice. The flags along the path brought tears to my eyes.

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  10. wow, these are all lovely images. That is weird about hearing the pews creaking noises. I love the irises and the fishing scene. Gorgeous moon capture. Happy Thursday, Enjoy your day!

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  11. Very beautiful and well said. I loved the comments on inside the church.

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  12. some pretty awesome photos there. weird wisteria. never seen one bloom with upright roundish clusters.

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  13. Such a wonderful group of photos. It took me a moment to get so one's soul gets to heaven. We were all immigrants once. I trace my family lines back to the 1600's. They were looking for a better life and a few were escaping Cromwell.

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  14. Beautiful photos, Steve. Some particular favorites are the irises, the flags in the mist, the fishermen on the lake, and the glorious cloud with the tree in the foreground.

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  15. Truly glorious!! You capture so many beautiful images!! Big Hugs!

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