Over the last week or two I’ve taken some photographs that I liked, and some I didn’t like, as is normally the case for me. After selecting these two for my post today, I realized that together they actually form a theme.
The first picture is of a church around the corner from our house, and ever since I started coming to Nylstroom on a regular basis just over two years ago, I’ve been wanting to go and take some pictures of it. Last week, I at last got around to doing it. I think the reason why I’m so fascinated by this specific church, is because it looks so different from most other churches. Normally churches and cathedrals are built from big blocks of sandstone or other rock, or it has a facebrick exterior. This charming little church is plastered and painted and is just so beautiful to look at (to me, that is).
The conditions were far from perfect, as you can see. I think this would be a completely different picture taken against a bright blue sky. Maybe I’ll get around to taking a picture like that in the next two years, who knows? 😉
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The next picture was also something I’ve been wanting to do for a few months now. The cross in the picture I bought nearly 4 years ago when I was on holiday with my children. We went to a very well-known (locally), but very out of the way little town called Nieu Bethesda where they have a place called The Owl House (this might be a future blog all on its own!) Outside this place were people that make a selection of things out of cement to try and generate an income by selling these items to tourists. This cross caught my eye, and it came home with us!
I moved for the third time in two years September of last year, and I placed the cross in my garden, where it’s been since then. Every time I’m at my house in Hartbeespoort, I look at the cross nestling in the plants, and I think how perfect it looks exactly where it is. The last time I was there, I had to take some pictures, and here is one of them!
I know religion is a taboo subject to a lot of people, and I’m not going to go into that right now. I do know that most people like to think that there is Something or Someone out there looking after us, and to me my cross in my garden symbolizes that.
So dear blog friends, until next time, be blessed! 🙂
PS After reading through my blog before posting it, I realized that there is also a colour theme – white, blue, grey and green!! 🙂