Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten season that leads to Easter for Christians.  Ashes are placed on the heads of Christians at church services on Ash Wednesday.  The words that are traditionally used to accompany this gesture are,  remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.  This is a little church that I used to go to when I was very young.  It was a Catholic Church many years ago, but now they use it for wedding ceremonies.    




jess took this photo 
 
The Pink Blossom trees grace all the streets in my town, and they are soooo pretty.  It was hard to take a picture while driving, so I took one in the side view mirror of my car when I came to a stop.


This is a shadow
of two street signs that came
together to look
like a cross.  I thought it
was perfect for today.

 
~Sheri

22 comments:

Sherry said...

i ♥ the pink blossom trees!
our neighborhood area is lined
with the beauties.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't get over those trees! WOW! How spectacular! Glad you got a photo to share! Hugs!

A Quiet Corner said...

Sheri, I also went to a small Catholic Church, although it still houses the parishioners. It is a good distance from where I now live, but t would be nice to attend Mass there. Your pix are very appropriate for Ash Wednesday...:)JP

TARYTERRE said...

I love taking pictures of churches. Each one is so unique. I love your childhood one. It is charming. The pretty pink blossoms are lovely. Are they fragrant too? That sign was the perfect message for today, indeed.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri..
Oh my favorite Church pics..and barns..
big hugs,Patty

Regine Karpel said...

Great

janice15 said...

Lovely photos my dear lovely ole church and the blossoms are beautiful with love Janice

Karen said...

You got some awesome photos! I love the pink blossoms. Beautiful church.

Dewena said...

There is something so special about a white wooden church with a steeple. They always make me want to slip inside and just sit quietly.

Beautiful trees in bloom, are they cherry trees?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello beautiful friend! We are approaching yet another HOLY celebration that brings such hope. You found beautiful moments here from the color of those trees to the shadow of the cross. May each of your days be filled with such miracles!

It's me said...

40 days till easter....Great !....almost spring yes...puppy time Aboutaleb 4 weeks now love love Ria x ❤️

Susan said...

Great photos, Sheri. I went to an Ash Wednesday service last night. This is a very thought-provoking time for Christians, I would think. Hope your day is splendid. Susan

Jeanie said...

Those trees are fabulous -- and that cross shadow photo is really special. Beautiful work, Sheri.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love your photos. :) Oh those beautiful trees...I can see why you wanted a photo. The flowering trees was always my mother's favorite thing about spring. Blessings for a fun weekend coming up. Love, xoxo, Susie

Debby Ray said...

Oh these are wonderful photos, Sheri! That little white church is just beautiful...pristine is the word to describe it...and the one with the sunburst...WOW, glorious! The pink trees are so lovely...everything here is blooming too and we are going to have a hard freeze tomorrow night...YIKES! What a perfect capture of that shadow. Happy March to you!

Patricia said...

I love your Ash Wednesday photos, Sheri. Well spotted with the shadow cross, and those glorious trees speak of Springtime. What a pretty little church, and beautifully preserved too.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Such a lovely post you have shared today, thank you.
The little white Church is wonderful and even nicer that you can remember going there when you were young.
The pink blossom is just gorgeous and you must be enjoying warmer Spring days.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

roughterrain crane said...

I was wondering pink blossoms would be cherry's. Have a nice weekend with enjoying spring around you.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my post.

marcia said...

Oh my, what a beauty, little church so sweet. And those pink trees!!! Sigh...beautiful.
xo

Carla from The River said...

I love how you stopped to notice the shadow.
xx oo
Carla

Walking the Bean said...

Great series and thx for sharing! I believe that shots like your street signs are not an accident, rather something we should always take note of. And even better when we can capture the moment to last a life time.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh my!
Those pink blossoms are just wonderful.

All the best Jan