OUR CHURCH IS IN THE FOREST
ITS WALLS ARE TREES
ITS CEILING CLOUDS
THE CHOIR SINGS
IN WATER NOTES
AND THE ROBIN PREACHES
TO THE HAWK.

Tibby Steedly

This is a photo of one of our favorite places in the world and a place I’ve uploaded pictures of before on RB. What Homer and I call “The Cathedral” is actually a grove of trees planted by the forestry service in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Whether man-made or not, it has the feeling of a church when I walk into the grove. I love to visit this beautiful place when I want to center myself and find peace. A stream runs through the forest nearby and the soft sounds of the water, the wind through the trees and the birdsong makes this a sacred and spiritual place for me.

I added two textures from Ghostbones using PhotoShop to give it a bit more color.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix 12X zoom digital point and shoot camera.

– May 30, 2010!

– July, 2011!

Tags

clouds, water, trees, forest, cathedral, church, wind, photoshop, stream, spiritual, textures, sacred, robin, grove, hawk, birdsong, pisgah, ghostbones, north carolina

Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Tiby- what a divine place, and you have really done it justice with this image. It looks sacred!

  • Rosie, thank you so much, my friend. It really is such a special place and feels very healing.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    SO beautiful, Tibby

  • Thank you so much, Maureen!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    What a fabulous church, I think I could enjoy going here on a regular basis….very beautiful tibby!!!

  • Thank you, dear Kate! Yep, Homer and I attend this church pretty regularly!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful!!!!

  • Thank you so much, Lorilee!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyover 4 years ago

    This is really great! Very nice Tibby!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeover 4 years ago

    lovely work, well done.

  • Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Gina, thank you very much for your great comments!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 4 years ago

    perfect perspective right in the clearing and center ;)

  • Thank you, Firery-Fire for your kind comments!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

    Oh Tibby!!!! You have done an awesome job on this!!!! Beautiful composition!!!!

  • Thank you, Greta!! I always go crazy taking pictures of this place when we’re in the forest!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    Nature makes the most beautiful church. Lovely picture and words.

  • You are so right, Lori. We find our church in God’s natural wonders. Thank you!

    – Tibby Steedly

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