Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge: The next Challenge..Religion

The first three pictures are of the church I attend it is one of the oldest established churches in Hardin County. When it was built, the timbers were all cut on site and there were brick ovens built also to make the red clay bricks for the building.. The church also sit on on of the highest hills in Hardin county, I love the beautiful pine trees in the second photo. The name Blue Ball came from the Amish that settled the area, in the mornings the haze created a blue tinge to the hillside.
I sit near the second window in the picture, the sun would not cooperate this week for me.

The last three pictures are from St. John's Church in Rineyville. There is a beautifully kept cemetery next to the church and there many old tombstones in it.



This has no particular faith involved in this one, it can be churches or icons. Mostly its for the architecture of churches,I’ve seen some beautiful old churches, stained glass,etc…. So let your mind wander and see what ya can come up with.

I had fun this week I just wish I had know our challenge Easter morning. Driving to Sunrise services we passed a church that is on the East side of the road. Normally it is a unassuming church, but Easter morning they too were getting ready for services. Lights were on in the church (it sets in a field) and the sun was just giving off it's first light. The church seemed to be glowing. As we drove by I thought that is one of the prettiest things I'd ever seen.

24 comments:

threecollie said...

Very, very nice....it felt like Easter, going out to take these pictures...

Ed said...

Nice pics, I liked the stained glass best..:-)

WhimsybyMari said...

It was a beautiful week for this challenge, all the buildings had been decorated for Easter.

Shirley said...

Nice photos. I like the last one.

Andrea Baker said...

WOW those are some beautiful photos. I love the grave stone marker. Its very unique.

dibear said...

I really enjoyed the stained glass. I don't get to see much of it around here, and I miss it.:)

Andrea said...

Wonderful shots, Mari!! Love the stained glass! :)

Sherri said...

Super!

Flo said...

Great pictures. I love the cemetery shots.

Mine is up over at the photo blog.

J9 said...

Mari, Those are very pretty stained glass windows, and I can imagine sitting in the light of them!

VioletSky said...

I do like cemetary shots!
It is hard to get a whole church, teeple and all in a photo, isn't it!

Jen Mo said...

Great shots! Good job!

MariesImages said...

A lovely variety of church images!

Holly said...

I love to hear the history of buildings like this one. How cool to have the ovens made for making the brick!

Rebekah said...

Very pretty!!

By the way, your jewelry is lovely!

Pete said...

Nice selection.

The Wife said...

I love stain glass. Great pics.

Patches said...

Very nice. I think I like the last two best.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really liked the second photo. the shot through the trees.. well done:)

CTG Ponies said...

Very pretty. I recognized the name Blue Ball since we are fairly close to the actual town of Blue Ball, PA.

Walk in the Woods said...

Lovely. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Lovely photos. I like old cemeteries the best.
Such an interesting name for a church, too.

I once saw Blue Ball lightning out on the desert. Wish I had had my camera. Very cool..and creepy!

~Lisa

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

Well glad one of us got some pics posted for this challenge! Those are some great ones, I find the old headstone marking the best, wonder the story hebind Mr French...

prairierunner said...

You did well, I love the bit of history you wrote as well as the pictures.