Last night we had rain mixed with large droplets of slush. It was nice to see water running down our curbs rather than snow piling up. For me it was a sign that spring is drawing near. This morning a heavy fog give the coming day an ethereal feel. It was a good morning for a coffee. As the sun burned off the fog we could see a white blanket of snow on our foothills. The sun is shining brightly and looks like it’s going to be a fine day. Hope your’s is Awesome!
“What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.” – Sanaya Romane
Looks like a loose screw or at least a lost screw. Another one of those things we see on our walks around the neighborhood.
An altar or sanctus bell is rung during the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, Lutheranism, in Methodism, and in the Anglican Communion. After a little research I found the reasons for ringing bell; first, to create a joyful noise to the Lord; second, the Church bells ringing signaled those not able to attend Mass that something supernatural was taking place. And, they have been a part of the Mass for about 800 years. If you look closely you will notice the bells are different sizes and therefore give different tones when rung. The gentle ringing of these bells is really not disturbing but I suppose could be startling to those who are not expecting it.
My roots are from a Protestant childhood. I converted to Catholicism in my mid thirties, at a time when the church provided much needed support and growth. I call myself a Christian but with reservations with the actions of some professed Christians. I seldom attend Mass anymore for personal reasons, yet I do search out churches where quiet can be found. Just as in nature it is here that I can read, write, spend time in pray, meditation and contemplation. Finding these places helps keep me connected to the Divine and sometimes learn about sanctus bells.
Red chairs waiting and ready for warmer weather.
This was taken on a walk near my hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s sort of a strange perspective as I was trying to crop out a banner tied to the bottom of the windmill and stay out of traffic. I do like the starburst effect the Fujifilm 18-55mm f2.8-4.0 lens. It is a sweet lens for me.