St Philip the Apostle. Ashford CT

St Philip the Apostle Church in Ashford CT , “was at the center of the small community of farmers here, most of them of Slovak descent. It was that community who helped to build St. Philip, literally with their own hands. Every day, as they went about their work in the fields, the farmers would set aside stones they found, and every weekend they shaped those into the walls of the church that still stands here.” From the website

On Pompey Hollow Road in Ashford CT

I pulled in their driveway to take the photo.

Twin Pink Dogwoods in Full Blossom

Is it full blossom or full bloom?

After being at home for so long it feels strange to be in the car.  I drove out today to the Post Office, to deliver and mail some masks to friends and family.  On my way home, I saw these gorgeous pink dogwood trees in full bloom.  Good thing the name of the church is embossed in stone above the doors. I was distracted when I pulled over to take a quick photo of the blossoming trees on my phone.

Christ Lutheran Church in Millvale on Evergreen Road. Perhaps they stood out since it was a gray and gloomy day but these twin dogwoods brightened the landscape and were amazing to see. I did google the Legend of the Dogwood that was in the recesses of my mind , the symbolism of the blossoms and but the legend was debunked as no Dogwood grows in Israel.  I think somewhere there is a postcard in my possession with the legend printed on it.

 

Candlelight and Tiffany Window Light

St. Photios Shrine Candles – St.Augustine Florida

 

 

 

and Tiffany Window at Trinity Episcopal Church on King St.

St Augustine Florida

Thanks for inspiring a month of light Becky B.

 

Sacristry Light

“a room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and other things used in worship are kept

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church on the North Side

 

Becky B captures a Daily Dose of Daylight in Lisbon as she continues the #Januarylight challenge

St. Stanislaus Churchlight At Night

We were coming home from the Masters of Visual Arts Show at the Heinz History Center. It was dark but the church in the Strip District was glowing from inside. St. Stanislaus Church was built in 1891      For Becky B’s  #Januarylight challenge

St.Stanislaus Pittsburgh PA

The above photo a square or close to it. The following photo shows the stained glass window design and I couldn’t bear to crop the photo.