TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

My Cathedral

The wilderness
is my cathedral
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The sky
my steeple
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 The trees
my buttresses
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Hay bales
my statuary
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 Flowers
my stained glass
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A babbling brook
my organ
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Frogs and toads
my choir
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Fields of wildflowers
my incense
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 Thunder storms
my high mass
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A very diverse congregation…

From cows

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to snails and turtles

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to gazillions
of insects

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Deer sometimes come round

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Butterflies abound

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Moths, too

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Birds of every hue

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All that’s missing is you

but you worship your own way

doing charity every day

more than I can say

35 responses

  1. spectacular words for spectacular images

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    August 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    • Thank you so very much, dear Paul!

      On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM, MOONSIDE wrote:

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      August 26, 2014 at 3:42 PM

  2. Reblogged this on Hadel and commented:
    Beautiful!

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    August 26, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    • Thank you so very much, Hadel, for sharing this with your readers!! Much appreciated!

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      August 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      • You are most welcome.

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        August 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

  3. Dearest Ellen, you took the words right out of my mouth, but I couldn’t say it so appropriate like you can. I always said the sky is the roof of my church and I find God in nature. So we feel the same again. Your poem and photos are stunning and I thank you for sharing this beauty with all of us. Warmest Regards Mitza

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    August 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    • And you say the things that I can’t and, besides, you are a more expert photographer. Let the truth be known. Thank you for the generous compliments. Virtual hugs and will write soon!! Ellen

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      August 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      • Dear Ellen, my son and I looked at your post, and he said, too, that it was fantastic. I don’t want to flatter you. It’s really my very honest opinion and you should accept it as this. I could see it was a good considerate work and loved the little moving stream between. Hope to hear from you soon. Warmest regards Mitza

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        August 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

  4. All stunning images and thoughts Ellen. I was particularly drawn to the top and third photographs. I hope you are faring well this week.

    All best wishes.

    Hariod.

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    August 26, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    • Thank you, Hariod. So glad you liked the post. Better this week. Hope you are well!!
      With much appreciation, Ellen xx

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      August 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM

  5. Exquisite photography and outstanding, expressive writing!

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    August 26, 2014 at 3:13 PM

  6. Vibrantly alive with color and unexpected encounters, a wondrous cathedral!

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    August 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    • Thank you, Cheyenne! Hope you are thriving! Best, Ellen

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      August 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

  7. Genie

    Amen.

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    August 26, 2014 at 6:39 PM

  8. My home! My sanctuary! Glad you could join me. Ellen. 😉
    God is too big to be confined in a building. Excellent points!
    Superbly sweet photography. You should do well with this one.

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    August 26, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    • Thank you, Uncle Tree!! Glad to be in your home and sanctuary. Never thought of it, but of course, God is too big to be confined in a building. Besides I get claustrophobic in crowded churches… Thanks for writing!

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      August 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

  9. Marvelous pictures.Cheers.

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    August 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

  10. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

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    August 26, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    • Hi Kitt, thanks so much!! Hope you are okay. Haven’t seen a post from you lately. Thanks again, Ellen

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      August 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      • I have a post in my drafts, but more than that, I’m dealing with cancer. Recently learned that one of my brother-in-law’s cancer quickly advanced from stage 2b to stage 4. Three of my brother-in-laws have been diagnosed with cancer. One of whom is married to my sister (we married brothers). My psychiatrist recommended getting genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. But my husband said that now is not the time. My son, my sister’s sons, and our very many other nieces, nephews, grandniece, and grandnephews may be vulnerable. Actually, the men seem to be vulnerable. No women in my in-laws’ family have gotten cancer. I’m overwhelmed. My husband may get seen by our internist for he is concerned with lumps, but my husband somatizes. His mother has MS, so he’s had two MRIs and a CT scan to rule out MS. I want to swear. I want to scream out obscenities. My brother-in-laws are young. They have children. The one at stage 4 has young adult children. I am at a loss. All I have is a piece of paper my pdoc gave me for genetic counseling, but my husband showed no interest in it. I do not want to alarm my son unnecessarily by taking him in for genetic testing first. My pdoc indicated that the sick members had to be tested so that they would know what to look for. There are 50 hereditary cancer syndromes, some quite rare.

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        August 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      • Oh, that is terrifying, Kitt!! Stepping up the prayers!! Such a worry!! I say F**** cancer, too. Lost my bro, parents and best friend to that dreaded disease. Feel free to email me. Hugs, Ellen

        On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:

        > Kitt O’Malley commented: “I have a post in my drafts, but more than > that, I’m dealing with cancer. Recently learned that one of my > brother-in-law’s cancer quickly advanced from stage 2b to stage 4. Three of > my brother-in-laws have been diagnosed with cancer. One of whom is married” >

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        August 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      • Thank you, Ellen. So sorry you have lost your brother, parents and best friend to cancer.

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        August 27, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      • Thank you! God bless!

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        August 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM

  11. Beautiful!

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    August 27, 2014 at 3:10 AM

  12. Willy Nilly

    This is a cathedral I could spend a lifetime within. This is a poem I wish to never end. Thank you, Ellen. What a wonderful gift you offer.

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    August 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

  13. Beautiful!

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    August 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

  14. Hi Ellen,

    Loved this post!

    I know how you are with awards but even so, I have today just awarded you the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

    There is absolutely no pressure attached to this, just my way of showing my respect for your work.

    You can read about it more here :http://voicesofglass.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/touched-and-honoured/

    Kind regards and God bless you.
    Kevin.

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    August 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    • Dear Kevin,

      How very lovely, Kevin. Thank you so much of thinking of me and a hearty congratulations to you!! Hope you are well. Or better, at least. Glad to see you writing regularly!! God bless you, Kevin! Ellen

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      August 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

  15. Paradise to b sure!

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    August 28, 2014 at 2:44 PM

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