Sunday, August 24, 2008

++ The Beauty of New England ++

Okay..enough of the nonsense posts. I'm gonna be serious and boring for a couple of days...so take a "NO-Doze" or drink a Red Bull and try to follow along.

One of my favorite things about New England is the amazing architecture of it's old churches. In driving around my little town and the towns surrounding it...there are so many examples of the churches that give New England it's charm and character. I took the following pictures all within about a 10 mile trip from my home.











These next two are in Boston



I can't take credit for the photograpy of these final two (not that you couldn't tell since none of the power lines are showing)...they are in Vermont, and were just to pretty to not include them.


I hope you all have beautiful Sunshine!..well tomorrow I mean...since it's night and if it were bright and sunny...well that would be just plain weird.


And remember to SMILE :]

The way will be lighter, the worries will be fewer, the confrontations will be less difficult, if we cultivate a spirit of happiness. ~~Gordon B. Hinckley

43 comments:

Marie said...

LOVE your photos! I was born in NY, raised in FL but it wasn't until I spent a year in Rhode Island did I ever feel HOME. I was meant to be an New Englander. I just know it! :O) I have yet to visit Vermont, though! Soon!

joelandbecca said...

Fabulous! Iam so in love with New Enngland! OK-that is no new secret. You are just about as clever and cute as they come! I love the GBH qoute too. Thanks for those pictures...they are all picturesque-is that redundant?

Tracey said...

Beautiful architecture and pictures! I can't even pick a favorite, they are all lovely :)

mishebe said...

Wow, love all the arcitecture ( spelling) what a beautiful area, must be a very nice drive. mishelle ps. oh my gosh, can u hear me sing with your music, it's a duet......lol

Shelia said...

Nikki, after looking at your beautiful pictures of churches, I feel like I'm sinning! You said 'crapper snapper' and I almost fell on the floor laughing! Why didn't I think of that marvelous verbage!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW.. lovey post... That's the most I've been to church in the month of August... great architecture!

Brown-Eyes said...

What a wonderfully uplifting way to start my day...Thanks for the ride... ;-) Bo

bj said...

Oh, I so enjoyed your photos, Nikki...just beautiful. We have nothing like these out here in West Texas so it was a treat to see these. Thanks, girlfriend....
love, bj

French said...

Never been to New ENgland but IT is on my places of wanting to visit! Ever since I started reading Stephen King years ago I have been wanting to visit and now even more so thanks for the tour! Beautiful pics!French;)

Cathy said...

Hey Nikki....Those are some beautiful churches! I have never been to the New England states before....thanks for the tour!
Cathy

ko said...

Nikki
I love your blog, if I wasnt smiling before, I am always smiling after I look at it! WOW! What beautiful places of worship! I want to go to New England! I have never been!!!! It looks beautiful!! :) So lush and green, so classy looking. I wanna GOOOOOOOOOO!
I hope your Tuesday is FANTASTIC!
KYley

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Increible beautiful. Someday I hope to make my way there!!!

Donna said...

Good Morning Nikki. I loved your pics! The architecture is excuisite! I love New England, especially in the fall.

xoxoxoxo,
Donna

Mary said...

I've been craving some New England beauty, so thank you! They are all so lovely. :)
xoxo,
Mary

onlymehere said...

You do live in such a beautiful area. It's also so green and lush. Love the architecture on the churches. You just can't find that anymore. Also love the quote at the end. Thanks for visiting me also and leaving me such kind words. I'll take this one baby step at a time.

Shelia said...

Good morning, Nikki! Now, darling, we need you to join us Divas!! You would be marvelous snapping away, I just know it! You would get such a thrill from the experience!! Come on, now!! I'll be waiting!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

imjacobsmom said...

Such history, you do live in a beautiful area. The closest I've ever been to new england was reading Stephen King or watching "This Old House". No seriously, I've always wanted to visit new england especially in the fall. ~ Robyn

Cyndy said...

Beautiful!!!!! Visiting New England is on my "to see and do" list! Thanks for the pretty pictures.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Great pictures! I love, love, love New England. Love it. There are few things in this world more beautiful and quaint. Thanks for sharing!

Brown-Eyes said...

Me AGAIN...I am suffering from blog EXECUTION anxiety like your previous post...LOL...Anyway, when you came by this morning, I hadn't posted correctly...duh! Come back when you get a chance. ;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Lovely post,

Kathy :)

Big Hair Envy said...

Stunning!

My daughter and I traveled to Boston this past spring, and the architecture was out of this world! Of course, she and her friends were more interested in the Duck Boat rides and seeing "Blue Man Group"!!! hahaha!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nikki, I ahve never been to New England. I have always wanted to visit there. Those churches are so.. beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Mary / Mariah said...

So many lovely Churchs , great pictures .
Please stop in to pick up your Aword , Great Blog . Mary

Matt & Sand said...

Hi Nikki:
I just discovered your blog and love it!
From another Gordon B. Hinckley Fan~
Sandy in Park City

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks for visiting our blog. I guess you noticed it's under construction like twin1's house. I checked it today and called her at work to tell her someone came in a stole our blog friend list. She said it happen while she was trying to spruce up the place. She's the one with all the computer knowledge so I know I'm not pushing any buttons. I'd probably erase the whole thing! I'll have my daughter look at it after school. Those teenagers are wizzes on the computer!

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

Gorgeous pictures! Of all my favorite pieces of architecture, churches are on the top of the list. My aunt was married in the oldest church in boston, the North Church (I think) when I was 16 and all I can remember is how gorgeous it was inside.

hugs,
rue

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful!
My sister lives in Norwell, so I am up your way on occasion. I love that area~ except Sept-March!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ohh Nikki.......love the church tour...simply breathtaking. I got to go through a bit of Ny, Connecticut, and Pennsylavania and I would love to go back. Your doggies are soooo cute. cherry

Charli and me said...

What amazingly beautiful pictures! I am so drawn to architecture and especially the old churches. They are so lovely. Thank you for sharing. By the way, when you have time stop by. I have something for you on my blog.

Michael said...

Beautiful pics, Nikki...I haven't been back to New England in about 7 years...I so need to plan another trip out there!

P.S. What fitting music too...love Josh Groban.

Kathy said...

Hi Nikki, Those churches are beautiful, New England looks wonderful, I have read a lot about it but havent been yet and "you raise me up" is one of my all time faves, great post and you are sooo funny. hugs, Kathy.

Michael said...

Psst...Nikki...didn't realize you were also on Decorpad. Love Suzie and her fab site...I'll look for you now!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki,
Your pictures are so pretty...not at all boring! Thanks for taking the time to show them!
diane

Bridget said...

Hi Nikki, You didn't bore me at all. We don't have much of that type of architecture out west so it is a treat for me to see those photos.
I look forward to seeing more of New England anytime you want to "bore" me!
Bridget

Nancy said...

beautiful churches!!! I love the last one! Blessings, Nancy

Picket said...

Hey Nikki...beautiful buildings girl!!!!! That is amazing that they are within 10 miles of you..I especially loved the ones from Vermont though...oh that countryside looks fabulous! Thanks so much for coming by and for such a sweet comment my friend..hope you had a great day and that the rest of the week goes beautifully for you.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

These are just stunning pictures! I love pictures of old churches with steeples and in my imagination, I can hear the church bells ringing!

Kady

da Bergs said...

Nikki, I have been to Boston, I LOVED that city... not sure how close you are to there but it is gorgeous!!! I would love to go back, I have pics of those 2 beautiful buildings too!!!

THANK YOU for always visiting and making such fun sweet comments on my blog, you make my day!!! You have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many comments you may not even know I wrote, LOL... I love your blog!

Screaming Meme said...

I love the pictures!! I want to give you a personal invitation to Screaming Meme's Faux School~ I'm teaching a continual class on different faux techniques! So, get to class ...your late! :)

Linda said...

LOL CALM DOWN GIRL! hehehe We only saw two trees all day like that! LOL There are always a few stray maples that tease us so early. I do think you will have to go WAY up north to get much color in two weeks. Too bad they didn't wait!

Mrs. B said...

Everything is so beautiful! I just love the east coast. We are so architecturally deprived here in California. I've always thought that deep down inside I was meant to live on the east coast. Someday...

Mary / Mariah said...

I had to stop back see those churchs again . I never read any thing by , Gordon B Hindkley but have seen his picture on my good friend's wall . One thing I respect and wish more people did is Family Night .
Her and I have had some fun with the greenies , she's a big tease so she colors every thing green for their first meal at her home . Her and I don't go to the same church but we're great friends . She calls me Mary Menninite
Have a great evening friend , Mary

 

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