Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge: May 3, 2021

Inscription reads, “In Memory of Clyde F. Straub, Pastor 1953 – 1968.

One thing I really like about the above photo is the reflected lights. To me they look like different phases of the moon. The window is on display at Heritage Baptist Church, Annapolis, MD. I love the outer pieces of glass that are stained to look like folds of cloth. I believe the scene portrayed is the baptism of Christ. On the other hand, perhaps it is Christ’s Ascension into Heaven?

We can only image how these windows would look with sunlight streaming through them.

XingfuMama’s Pull up a Seat Challenge 2021 Week #18

These interesting benches can be found at my local library which was rebuilt just in time for the pandemic. Only recently has the library opened. Masks are required!

Pull up a Seat

These interesting seats can be found at the location of the temporary home for my library while the new one was under construction.

Dan’s Thursday Doors: April 29, 2021

Princess Pirouette took one last look at the home where she was raised and said a silent goodbye. The old groundskeeper gave one of the horses a slap and yelled, “Hyah!” and off the carriage tore down the dry and dusty country road. She was on her way to the capital, to a new life and though she knew she should be thrilled, all she could feel was dread. The stories she had heard of the old King were less than encouraging. There was the rival to his mistress’ hand who was now rotting away in a dungeon somewhere. There was the neglected wife who was rotting away in a castle somewhere. The occasional stories of his little kindnesses were vastly outnumbered by the many stories of his petty cruelties.

Even for the most fortunate, life at court was tenuous at best. The slightest infraction of the many rules both silent and spoken could result in disaster, ruination, lifetime banishment or worse. Although her childhood had been less than idyllic, Princess Pirouette had grown up at least with a sense of stability. Now that both of her parents were dead, the future looked grim. At twelve years of age, when most girls were trading harmless secrets, tinseled with giggles, she was now keeping all of her secrets to herself. Already she could feel the strain of life’s responsibilities tugging at the corners of her mind, weighing her down and draining her dreams of all color.

She closed her eyes and tried to sleep but the road was bumpy and she felt herself tossed about like the baggage strapped on the back of the carriage. There was no welcoming lap for her to rest her trouble brow- only a few flat pillows to make do. Cold comfort indeed…

THIS IS MY SUBMISSION TO DAN’S THURSDAY DOORS CHALLENGE WHICH HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE FICTION. CHEERS!

Becky’s April Bright Square Challenge: April 23, 2021

April Bright Square photo challenge brought to us by Becky B of Becky of Winchester.

Wisteria squared
Sun Trust

Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge – April 22, 2021

Thursday Doors Challenge brought to us by Dan at nofacilities.com. The topic for this week is barn doors.

This lovely barn can be found on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge: April 19, 2021

Here is my contribution to Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge.

The pursuit of ugliness continues unabated in Annapolis.
These windows afford some lovely views of Spa Creek.
A closer look…
Here’s the view…