14 April 2013

Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - Ravenel

United Methodist Church, Ravenel, S.C.
We haven't added to the Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance series lately but this lovely historic church in Ravenel, SC fits the bill for a spring time image. The azaleas were in bloom and I had to stop to take a picture and wander through the churchyard cemetery.

There was an odd startling moment when I saw a tombstone with the name of a vibrant and alive friend on it. That is always weird.

“Spring had really come. The south opened like a mouth. It blew one long breath, humid and warm, and flowers quivered inside the seeds, and the round earth began to ripen like fruit.”

Jean Giono (found in Provence: A Country Almanac)