Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday --- berries and doors

Tuesday is the day that Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red.

In a tiny rural town fifteen miles from my home sits a small brick building with a red door. Other than the large sign out front, the only thing that immediately identifies this building as a church is the small gold cross sitting at the peak of the roof.
This church was built in 1857 and has undergone many updates over the years. But, it has remained true to the small town and the decreasing number of families that call it home.

This is a church I am very familiar with. It is a church that holds a very special part of my heart. It is not the church of my childhood, and I am not a member of its congregation. My only emotional connection to this church is not to the building itself or the Catholic faith it serves, my connection is to the very unique and wonderful priest that serves as its pastoral leader. The pastor is my brother Robert. Or in family speak, the second son and third of thirteen.

The Old Salt and I traveled to Robert's church last week to deliver our best wishes and a birthday gift in celebration of his sixty-first birthday. While there, I took the following photos containing the color red that I am posting to this week's edition of Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.

Growing out of the bricks forming the courtyard in front of the church are two small trees. In summer they add a great touch of green along with their shade. But, at this time of year their only sign of life is the bright red berries that cover the branches. During our visit they also provided a place for the snow to be shoveled out of the path of the churchgoers.

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Ruby Tuesday and Sue and her friends from Rednesday


  1. What a lovely little church!
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  2. How lovely the snow and the berries look together. And what a sweet little church.


  3. those berries look as though spring is on its way ... and i love pictures of small country churches, and that red door just sets it off.

  4. The crabapples on the trees look pretty against the blue sky, and the red brick church is really lovely. Have a blessed day!

  5. A very quaint and sweet looking church. Thanks for stopping by my post.

  6. Lovely post and cute church. How nice that nature gave you some red accents on the tree during the winter.

  7. Oh how I love that red door. Thanks for sharing. Janis

  8. Even though there's snow in front of it, this little church breathes warmth... Love the berries too.
    Red greetings, Floortje

  9. Such a sweet little church, and I love the big red doors! Also the berries on the trees look so lovely against the snow!
    Happy REDnesday!

  10. I would love to see the inside of that sweet little church!

  11. Such a lovely church! And wow, since 1857! Even with all the snow around it, the church still exudes a certain warmth. And the reds from the door and the cherries accent it very nicely :)

    Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog! I hope to see you again there soon! I'm following you now :)

  12. What a pretty little church and lovely berries too. Glad I stopped by.

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Beautiful old church !Happy Birthday to your brother !

  14. What a surprise that your brother is the pastor! And, I'm also surprised that the birds haven't eaten all the crab apples yet!

    Nice red door on a beautiful old building!


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