Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Church At Summers Mill

I had such an overwhelming response to show the stained glass from the little chapel at Summers Mill where I went to retreat last week. Okay, okay, so one person mentioned it would have been nice if I had posted pictures of them (Hi Wendy at www.changeswithseason.blogspot.com). Although I had wanted to do a post on what is blooming at Morning Glories in Round Rock, the batteries have died in my camera, curtailing my picture taking for awhile.
If you remember, this is the sweet little country church at Summers Mill.


There were three windows on each side of the church, with three different designs. The Ten Commandments...

The Lamb


A Dove



I'm afraid the window of Jesus didn't show up as well, but the sun was coming in that window. My pictures don't do justice to the quiet peacefulness of this little country church. The windows were so vivid and colorful, they glowed.
I hope you have a wonderfully peaceful week...I know I won't--our kids are out of school for Spring Break, and we will be adjusting to the time change from Daylight Savings time. I don't understand why we have it, no one likes it, and for the life of me, I can't figure out how it gives us an extra hour of daylight.





24 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What a wonderful little church with lovely stained glass windows. I can feel the peacefulness through your pictures.

FlowerLady

Susie said...

I think it's so pretty and peaceful. Stained glass windows are so pretty. Thanks for showing us the inside.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Making and restoring stained glass is such a craft and an art. Wonderful!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Flower Lady, It was a wonderful peaceful spot. Even if I can't go back in person, I can visit often in pictures and memory.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Susie, I'm so glad you liked it. It is a special place.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Monica, Stained Glass is a wonderful craft. When you look at some of the intricate designs and colors, you realize what pieces of art they are--much like quilts. I love it, and have collected a few pieces myself, although it is hard to find any in my price range.

ShySongbird said...

Dear Jenny I have been looking forward to this post and you haven't disappointed me. The windows are beautiful and the church itself has a quiet simplicity about it, as you said, a very peaceful place.

I hope you survive the school holidays :) Our clocks go forward an hour in a couple of weeks and I shall be glad, it is in the Autumn when they go back and it gets dark just after 3pm that I hate it. Before too long it will be light until nearly 10pm :)

Gail said...

They are lovely windows and small churches are so appealing and comfortable.~glad you had a rest, but I think after Spring Break you will need another one~ gail

Wendy said...

Hi Jen, thanks for the honorable mention. LOL! I am glad you posted these pics. They truly are gorgeous! I especially love the colours they've chosen - pink and green. So soft and serene.

I've always wondered what it would be like to create pieces using stained glass. It looks very difficult and the glass being so rigid and sharp, I don't know..... The only way to know is to try, but I don't have the courage yet. Maybe someday...

Thanks for the beautiful post.

Rose said...

So glad Wendy suggested you post these photos, Jenny. Such a peaceful and lovely little church. I remember spending many a Sunday service as a child looking at all the old stained glass windows in our church and thinking about the stories behind them. Of course, I was listening to the sermon, too:) Enjoy your week with the kids! I'm with you on the time change--it takes me weeks to adjust.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Those stained glass photos are amazing.
I hope things are beginning to grow down in your part of the state. Not much here yet, but I'm soooo ready for spring.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Shy Songbird,

I am glad you enjoyed the added pictures too. I remember thinking, it would be a lovely spot for a very small intimate wedding.

Just last year, our Daylight Savings Time was changed to add two weeks in the Spring and two weeks in the Fall, so that we have it an extra month longer than we used to. The change always makes me cranky and takes me weeks to adjust to it so that I don't feel like I am sleep-walking. It is nice to have more time in the garden in the evening though.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Gail, LOL! I think you are right, although the girls have been busy working on projects we have to have ready for our trip to Houston in a month. They are enjoying getting to sleep in every morning and getting used to the time change gradually (Lucky!).

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Wendy, you should look for a class in stained glass making. We have lots of them here. I think it is fascinating the way they learn to cut the glass so precisely (although they expect a certain amount of mistakes) and put the patterns together, much like a quilt.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose, I have the same fond memories of looking at the stained glass in the church I grew up in. We had one huge glass of the Ascension of Jesus that always fascinated me. But I must confess I was so busy looking at how the colors and patterns were put together, I never heard the sermons. I'm sure my parents were just glad I wasn't squirming around on those hard wooden pews!

It's good to know someone else has a hard time with DST. It makes me cranky!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Nola, I bet things will start popping for you in the next week or two. They have really started for us this week, and it seems you are right behind us. The Red-buds are the show-offs right now...the Bradford Pears have already started leafing out.

Libby said...

Such a quaint church and the stain glass windows are stunning!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Libby, I have a strong bond with little country churches. My family had a little country church and cemetery on the family farm in the Ozarks that I loved. I think every time I see a country church, my mind and heart connects to the one I loved on the old farm.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely little church. It used to be a hobby of mine to photograph country churches like that. Many are so pretty.
Marnie

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie, I know what you mean. Little country churches have a simplicity that adds to their peacefulness. They would make a great photo study.

fairegarden said...

The whole place looks so charming and peacefull, Jenny. The old stained glass add delightful colors to the sombre, if beautiful surroundings. Our daughter was married in a tiny church like that, pre Civil War era, without windows like those, but still quaint. :-)
Frances

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Frances, one of my first thoughts going through the church, was that it was a perfect setting for a wedding. It would have to be a small intimate affair, which appeals to me, but my daughters--not so much. ;-)

Dreams and Decor said...

I absolutely LOVE stained glass & these windows are especially beautiful! I couldn't even pick a favorite---I love them all! Thanks for sharing! Patti

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi MG,
I was thinking I left a comment on this post. Maybe I made a combination one on another post. Just in case I didn't, I love those windows and the whole building. Great photos!

Thanks for your encouraging comments on my kitchen post. I got part 2 put up, where I show those homey things, lots of them. I have made some changes since the post, but it's still full of stuff.