Pieced Pastimes: Scenes from the Side of the Road

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scenes from the Side of the Road

A favorite pastime of DH and I is going for a drive. No place special - just following the roads wherever they lead us. I have learned to take my camera to preserve some of the treasures we have discovered. The other day, we wandered over the border into Maine and passed this lovely old church on the side of a dirt road.
 We found her on Porter Road in Brownfield, Maine.
The belfry on the weathered tin roof protecting the old church bell.
 Imagine the tolls of the bell from days gone by, signaling the time to worship.
 'Christ's Church' - pretty much says it all.
A view through the window - hence, the glare. This tiny space holds everything a church could need.
 A place to gather and give praise. Such a sweet reminder of a simpler time.
It seemed only fitting that during the same drive, we spotted one of God's creatures.
We never know where our travels will take us or what wonders we will see. That is what makes our drives so special to us.

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17 comments:

  1. What a lovely little church. I may just have to drive by it myself and take some pictures. Do you think services are still held there or was it a museum of some sort?
    Hubby, the kids, and I like to take "get lost" trips ourselves and have ended up on quite a few memorable adventures :)

    Off to mapquest the road!

    Tiff
    Ps. your mountain views in your previous post are just beautiful.

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  2. My husband and I like to do that too. I have learned to take my camera when we do too. You never know what you will come across.

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  3. That's such a cute church! Adorable! Liz

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  4. This is the very reason we like to travel highways on trips instead of Interstates. This is so cute. Visited NE this past spring and posted the trip. Beautiful place!

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  5. What a beautiful little building! I would prefer something humble like this to a cathedral any day.

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  6. What a beautiful little church.Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  7. Gosh --- if only we could replicate the subtle aging & distressing time has done on this church. It is so quaint ... I would have gotten out to peek into the window too :~) A lovely reminder to stop and enjoy things along the journey!

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  8. what a pretty little church, so nice that the inside is intact. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. My husband will go with me sometimes, but he's reluctant and likes to have a destination in mind, unfortunately. What an adorable little church! I'm surprised it's still in such good shape, and wonder about its history.

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  10. What an adorable little church! I'm surprised it's in such good shape and wonder about its history. My husband will rarely go on meandering journeys like that. He's the type of person who likes to have a destination in mind so usually I end up going alone.

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  11. This is so awesome!! I am from Maine and this so reminds me of home! That blue in the church ... just awesome. :)

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  12. What a lovely little church. I really do love the simplicity of those little country churches. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my summer herb wreath Suzanne:) I love your eye behind the camera...great shots girl!
    Shelley www.sewanddipity.com

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  14. Such a lovely old church! Your pictures take me back to more simpler times:) I love taking long drives as well,and making unexpected discoveries!Love the picture of the belfry protecting the old bell, I can almost hear it chiming:) Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on my lavender crafts. Happy mid-week!~Poppy

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  15. Wow! What a lovely place to see on the side of the road. I love looking at buildings that stand the test of time. It's like looking at a piece of history. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. I so love this church have taken the drive by it many times just to servitor would love to find info on it someone has to own it??? Does anyone know anything about it?? May be interested in getting married there.

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