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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday Fences & InSPIREd Sunday - Small Town Charm

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This is the First Presbyterian Church right on main street in the small historic town of Shelbyville.  The church is small and cleanly designed.  I haven't been in the sanctuary, but would think that the light would be fantastic through that front window.  The fence surrounding the church is wrought iron in keeping with the church's simple architecture.

Beside the church there's a small garden where the ornamental grass and peeling bark of the river birch trees take center stage in the fall:

Linking to Friday Fences and InSPIREd Sunday .


Jan n Jer said...

So pretty ...nice collage too!

genie said...

That main window in the church is beautiful. You can see the reflections in the glass. The spire is nice, too. Looking at the mosaic tells me it is a lovely place.

mrsbearfoot said...

Lovely images of the church and its surroundings!

Visiting from InSPIREd Sunday.


TexWisGirl said...

it is a pretty setting.

George said...

I, too, would like to see the light coming through that window. Your garden collage is beautiful.

Carletta said...

A beautiful church! That spire is majestic against that sky.
Wrought iron is my idea of the perfect choice for a church yard.
There used to be a time you could walk in a church and see the inside because the doors were hardly ever locked. Those days are long gone. I bet it is pretty with the glass.
If I could I'd have a yard full of river birch trees. Pretty, pretty trees.
Thanks for sharing this bit of small town charm Faye!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i would this fencing steals the show. it really dresses up the church. amazing find, Faye! ( ;

hope u r well. happy week.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oops... "i would say"

Brian King said...

Beautiful church and grounds! I've been to Shelbyville once or twice a long time ago.

Sally in WA said...

It's a beautiful church, Faye. I like those peeling birches. Thanks for sharing this week.

RedPat said...

It is a lovely church - doesn't look too small!

karisma said...

Beautiful pictures. :-)