photo essay from Wake Forest

1-IMG_E1388I rejoiced with those who said to me,
    “Let’s go to the Lord’s house!”
 Now our feet are standing
    in your gates, Jerusalem! – Psalm 122

Saturday afternoon, headed out to the store for a few items, I noticed how beautiful the light was after the rain, pushing through the cloud cover and reflecting off the wet surfaces. So I took a detour to the church, grabbed my Nikon, and walked around the grounds for a half hour.

At first, I photographed the rose garden. Then I took advantage of the fact that absolutely no one was there, so I took a look at the grounds and the buildings from angles I typically don’t see. There is a lot I didn’t get to, like the children’s garden behind Rebekah’s office, but the slides tell the story of a beautiful campus all the same.

1-DSC_0138Walking around with a camera in hand reminded me that I typically don’t even see what’s immediately around me. I usually go in to the church through the same entrance, I tend to visit the same places, more often than not I am there at the same times. There is so much that I don’t even begin to notice.

I wonder what else I miss, living my life so much of the time without stopping along the way, or taking a different turn, or noticing the beauty all around me?

I wonder what else I miss, living my life so much of the time without stopping along the way, or taking a different turn, or noticing the beauty all around me?

I believe it is time to open my eyes a little more and to see.

Peace and blessings – DEREK

(there are a lot of photographs. But take your time and enjoy them all. You will be glad you did. The order of the photos takes you in at the church entrance, leads you around to the garden, shows the rose garden, then back to the grounds…)

 



Categories: garden, God, life, photography, The Church

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