Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rocky Springs

I always love visiting Rocky Springs. The church and cemetery are so beautiful. It's hard for me to shoot new photos there, but I always try when I go. I love the second photo of the morning sun flooding the floor for that is the first thing I saw when I walked into the church. The symmetry of the window panes just appeals to me.

I'll also admit that I did something inside the church that I usually don't do when I visit old churches. I sang. With robustness. Amazing Grace. God was my only audience. And I sang to Him. The song resonated wonderfully in the empty church. It was a reverent moment. I am glad no one else walked in while I was doing so. I hesitate to tell you about it. But you gotta sing when you gotta sing. And on this day, I did. It was my prayer to Him for on this day He had blessed me with some wonderful sights as He directed my path through the country roads of Claiborne County.

On Friday, I will post some photos from a trip to Claiborne County in 2008 of an old cemetery way out in the woods near Windsor Ruins. Join me, won't you?


  1. Marty, thank you for sharing your private time with God, both in your pictures and your story. Your love for Him is reflected in all of your work.

    I have found that taking pictures of the glorious things He has blessed us with here on earth has brought me closer to Him. How can you look into the depths of a rose ... or gaze upon a sunrise or sunset ... without praising Him?

  2. I too love going to Rocky Springs when I need to get in touch with myself. I love walking in the church yard and then going down the creek bed just north of it.

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