Monday, June 27, 2016

Reaping the Rewards!

Traveling the backroads has it’s rewards.

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Imagine our surprise when we passed this beautiful church one day.

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And yes…we passed it! We were on our way somewhere else and decided to come back when we had time to take a few photos.

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The sky was a pale blue with puffy white clouds and the church couldn’t have been more beautiful.

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It is the St. John’s Methodist Church established in 1852.

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And if that wasn’t enough!

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Look at the tiny replica out in this grassy area.

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AMAZING!

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What a blessing!

I’m joining Judith from the Lavender Cottage for

Mosaic Monday HERE! Thanks Judith! Red rose

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful church and I like the cute replica. The tiny one reminds me of a doll house. I also love the crepe myrtle, ours is not blooming yet. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Arlene Grimm said...

I love it...I cannot pass an old church. They are so interesting.

Lorrie said...

The church is beautiful, and so high. Did you go inside? I wonder if there are two stories to the church. Very interesting. And what fun to have a model outside.

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful church! And the miniature one is just adorable. I would like to go to a service there just to get to see the inside. It must be incredible. Those old churches were built to last!

Susie said...

I love old wooden churches. That is truly care for...and the wee one is adorable. Blessings for a fun week. xoxo, Susie

Susan said...

I love finding treasures along the way to somewhere else! Beautiful church, XOXO

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It always amazes me to see a church that old in such pristine condition. Loving parishioners over the years have kept it, and the grounds up and even built a small replica. How cool is that!
Thanks for linking to the final Mosaic Monday lavender sis. Keep sharing the wonderful things you find on your outings.

20 North Ora said...

Diane - What a gorgeous church. Nothing like a little country church. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

With two floors I'm thinking a school in the mix along the way. Not unusual in days gone by. The replica is a nice addition.

Donna said...

Absolutely adorable in large and small scale....glad you stopped.

Donna@GardensEyeView
and Living FromHappiness

podso said...

I'm so glad you went back and took photos. How charming--and so unique. I wonder what the story is. I wonder if you are up in the mountains now or if that's near where you live.

Diane said...

That really is amazing! Love the fretwork!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've had a few people write to ask where this is. Yes...it's in Florida! West of Ocala on a county road. Thanks for all of the sweet comments. Hugs, Diane

Sarah said...

What a delightful find. Thanks for sharing it, Judith

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

There is just something that pulls me too, when it comes to churches. The architecture , the peacefulness - their is something truly blessing.

Theresa said...

Beautiful Church and that replica is just adorable. What a wonderful find.

Vee said...

Oh lovely building and what a darling replica.

Sam I Am...... said...

Was it always a church? It looks like a beautiful 2-story home. Is it still used? You find the most beautiful and unusual things on your travels.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

What an amazing church, and I love the little replica. xo Laura

Margie said...

Love the gingerbread trim and the model church is too cute!

Joy H said...

What a pretty little church and I love the minature of it too. Have a great week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful old church! I'm glad to see it is still welcoming worshipers. The miniature is so interesting--wonder why they made that replica?

Kathy said...

You discover the most amazing things!

Maggie said...

So glad you went back for more pictures, the church and it's little sister next door is beautiful.
Great mosaics, hope your week is grand.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Diane, such lovely photos of a wonderful church. The surroundings look beautiful and calming as well, and the little replica is indeed adorable.
Thank you for sharing! xx

Wen Green said...

I love taking back roads, you get to see such beautiful surprises! This church is beautiful, how wonderful a surprise also with the little replica.

Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful discovery. These little white pristine churches just warm my heart when I come across one of them. And you know that I'm ALL ABOUT traveling those back roads! Have a great week...hugs!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful structure and its miniature replica. Thanks for visiting my blog while I was away. Now I must attack the backlog of correspondence and photo processing which accumulated while I was off line.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

That is such a beautiful church Diane and I love the little replica of it too. You and your husband have so much fun sightseeing. Have a nice week and a happy 4th of July! :)
Julie

Lowcarb team member said...

Amazing describes these photo's and post very well.

It looks a lovely church and those blooms are a gorgeous colour too!
Wonderful to have the 'model' replica

All the best Jan

camp and cottage living said...

My FIL was a Methodist pastor for over 40 years, but none of his churches were this pretty, Diane. The scroll work and the roses are beautiful!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I just love old churches they have such solid features and windows in them

I like going in old catholic churches especially St Peters cathedral In New York City it is just fabulous

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - amazing. I'm so far behind in reading blogs - but catching up with you is such fun. Love how well the building has been taking care of and I'm glad you went back and took photos. Happy week.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love seeing the beautiful church and the tiny replica, too! How sweet! Hugs and Happy 4th! xx Karen

Linda H said...

What a beautiful church and the miniature version is amazing too! What a find! So glad you got to return to take photos!
I will miss MM, I hope someone comes along to take it on...
Hugs, dear friend!

Jill Harrison said...

I love these little old community churches. I am glad you had time to come back and take some photos. Have a fabulous week.