Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Bend in the Road

We took a little drive after dinner and just as we ‘rounded the bend’ we saw this beautiful country church.

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I wanted to put a pretty ‘country church’ quote on one of my photos but I had no idea how hard it would be to find one if you googled ‘country church’!

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One of best quotes I found didn’t apply to my photos but I like it so much that I’ll share it with you.

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“I'm more spiritual than I am religious.

I don't go to church; I go to the beach.”

~ PAULA DEEN

(you all KNOW how much I love the ocean!)

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I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

We’re enjoying our Autumn here in the mountains.

Do you still have some pretty Fall colors?

45 comments:

Diane Writes said...

The place is magically enchanting my friend. I like it! You got the perfect photos The trees, grass and the little church in the middle, perfect picture!

Have a Beautiful Sunday! Thank you linking up. You made me happy again.

Karen said...

I agree with Paula Deen whole heartedly!!...

beautiful church!

Susie said...

I love that quote. I think quiet and private time is so good for being spiritual. Enjoy your Sunday. xo, Susie

SweetPepperRose said...

What a lovely but simple little church! You did great adding the quote. I do attend church, but not every Sunday - I also feel that God is in our earth {and we need to treat it better}, and enjoying a day at the beach, in the mountains, or just talking a walk in the woods to enjoy CREATION and its beauty is indeed both spiritual and religious {in my opinion} I feel that you don't have to be inside of a man made building to worship God.
Happy Sunday to you!
JoAnn

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Nice one from Paula Deen.
Here Autumn is different than America.. you have some beautiful trees with different red hues about over there.
I like your collage.
happy sunday
val

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

We are enjoying another skiff of snow....I like where you live right now better then here.

Diane, you are always so happy and cheerful, it's a real joy to see your comments, and read your blog.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

NanaDiana said...

Well, I am back and I missed you! What a great little church. I have never heard that quote from Paula Deen but she is my kinda people! Have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

Susan said...

I love driving through the country and coming across churches tucked into nature...what better place could there be. Your photos are amazing and make me realize how lucky we are to live amongst this beauty. XOXO

Introverted Art said...

the colors on these photos are amazing!

pembrokeshire lass said...

We've had a miserable summer and autumn so far with just a few 'good' days now and then which is when we jump in our cars and go to the beach ...or woods....or somewhere. It was lovely last Sun and I persuaded my husband to go to the woods to see the colour but it wasn't 'quite there' . so I appreciate seeing others beautiful sights. Thanks you for this! Joan

maddyrose said...

There is such beauty in these photos. Autumn in some areas of the country is a lovely time of year and I can see why people say it's their favorite season. Happy Sunday. Hugs

Laurie said...

oh my gosh hat looks like the church I took photos of a few weeks back! We still have color but mostly the wind has taken the leaves.You have a beautiful spot!

Debby said...

Beautiful picture. Love that Paul Deen. I like her idea.

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings, my sweet friend!
What beautiful North Carolina scenery. We lived in East Tennessee for 13 years and made trips to NC regularly. It is so spectacular in the Fall. I love the many country churches that dot the landscape. I like the quote you shared. I have always considered the beach my special sanctuary.
Hugs and prayers your way,
Carolynn xo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Our beautiful colors are just about done. Wherever I go, so goes God.

beachcomber said...

just beautiful & gorgeous photos!
x

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful Diane! How is the weather there? It has been cold here all day,I think 60 was the high with clouds and wind!

cucki said...

Truly so beautiful xxx

eileeninmd said...

Lovely church! And I love the Paula Deen quote. I feel you can feel comfortable praying to God anywhere you like. Your photos are gorgeous, have a wonderful week!

Ames said...

Reminds me of the church in Cades Cove. Beautiful.

podso said...

You found a beautiful church to photograph! Just gorgeous in the autumn colors! It sounds like you might get some snow tonight or tomorrow?

Pondside said...

I love to come upon a country church - and this one is so very pretty.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Diane
The quote you found for the church is perfect, I like it too. It's nice to see the autumn colour you still have, ours is all on the ground now.
Judith

Leslie's Garden said...

What a beautiful little church. I wonder how old it is, doesn't it look old? I love it's beautiful windows.

BunnyKissd said...

Gorgeous! I love your new header too!

cynthia lee designs said...

All our Fall colors are just about gone here. Love the quote from Paula Deen.
~Cindy

Danice said...

Oh how beautiful, Diane. Reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie church/school house.

Della said...

I had no idea Paula Deen loved the beach as much as we do! That is awesome! I always have liked her ;)
Beautiful photos! Hope everything is ok up your way. Stay safe my dear friend!

edenhills said...

Beautiful. I love to find quaint old churches with cemeteries. They are wonderful! Your quote was quite nice as well.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty with the Fall colors.
The colors are just now really showing around here. We had rain early yesterday and big drop in temps and I could really tell the difference in the neighborhood trees today.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Diane,

Oh your mosaic is lovely!! In addition to the gorgeous leaves this time of year, don't you love those beautiful skies and colorful sunsets? We've seen some spectacular ones around here.

How neat that we both posted on little country churches this week. I do love to photograph churches. I'm glad you're still enjoying autumn in the North Carolina mountains.

Have a wonderful week!

Denise

Vee said...

Sweet little country church. I am more drawn to woodland scenes than ocean ones. I enjoy one day a year at the ocean and that's enough, but if I had only one day a year of the woods, I'd be sunk. Very pretty mosaic with the sunset and the church. The leaves look so rosy like the sky.

Lorrie Orr said...

A very picturesque country church. I attend church every Sunday, but I think God speaks anywhere, especially out in nature. A beautiful mosaic.

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love that little church, and the scenery around it is fantastic! You need to make a post card or greeting card out of the last church picture with the fall colors!

Juanita said...

Aahh... Autumn.
Our fall days have been cut short with our first, and heavy, snowfall that began on Saturday. It is winter in Europe already!

Incidentally, I was wondering if you would like to host a JuanitaTortilla giveaway. I am sponsoring!
http://www.juanitatortilla.com/2012/10/host-juanitatortilla-sponsored-giveaway.html

There is a purple set which sounds quite fitting to your blog *LOL*

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely images. As we head into our winter season, it is actually a time of growth -- flowers can now survive since the daytime temperatures are slowing coming down. :) Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful little church in the country...

debra said...

Such a lovely little church...! Beautiful photos!

Life Images by Jill said...

such a treat to discover a new place, to just "happen" on something special. Yes I know what it is like to be searching for a quote, but never quite find what you want. I am loving seeing your fall colours. It is something that doesn't really happen here as our trees are evergreen. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Take care and have a wonderful week.

Elaine said...

Absolutely delightful, perfect in its simplicity and location...the quote is rather wonderful too!

Ingmarie We said...

Your pictures are stunning. The church i so lovely. And the Fall colours amazing.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such a beautiful church. Great photos! Like that quote as well. A few Sundays ago I went outside and the trees were bursting with color. I was overwhelmed with how gorgeous it was and I stayed outside for hours just looking around. When I came back inside I felt like I had been to church! Such a spiritual day.

Visiting from sunny simple life :)

Rose said...

That is a beautiful little country church....

Mary Howell Cromer said...

We have sweet little country churches that this one could pass for, how lovely! I like church and the beach;')~

68sesentera said...

Diane,
Hello

What a beautiful "orange color" place. Of course also I like to go to the beach.

Love,

Caty