"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Friday, 8 January 2010

some sacred moments on my side trip...

day one, wandering around the Victorian country town of Wangaratta ~ avec the camera of course!!
old churches seem to abound in large country towns ~ the bigger and more impressive the better it seems.. smaller towns tend to have little weatherboard churches..

across the way from where I was staying was the most amazing sandstone Catholic cathedral

the Anglican church was near the Catholic one and next to it was the Manse, where the anglican minister lived.. it was behind a fence and glimpses tempted my imagination but I was not courageous enough to peek over to see the back garden, all the while wondering about the stories that house could tell. there were vines hanging low over the old carved wooden fretwork which partly hid all manner of things from my view, only adding to the mystery of the old house.

old fences and gates adorn many of the properties.. and I love that I could peek through the fences and catch a glimpse of a home that I could only dream of

and the sacred in that 'ordinary' day?....

the most amazing tree with coral colour flowers.. against the brilliant blue sky..
and of course:



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, that is an amazing ironwork cross. Very beautiful!

laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely robyn~i love peeking over fences and through hedges and trees to get a small glimpse of some exciting, mysterious house.i always have the urge to creep into them and explore...

Fire Byrd said...

I am so glad you got SO much from this trip and that now your mind can rest somewhat.And that you are doing okay right now.

Ruth said...

Funny isn't it - in Britain we are often rather disparaging of buildings that are `only' Victorian. It makes we realise how lucky we are to have such an ancient heritage. I love the coral coloured flowers.

gemma said...

Love this.
Oh to be a little bird and fly over the garden walls. To glimpse the wonders there and then fly up to rest on the magnificent cross.