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Sunday, October 25, 2015

a Sunday drive and a little old country church




A snow squall coming across the hills.

I can't believe it's almost a week since I've posted.  The days are flying by as fast as the leaves off the trees it seems.  A week ago we went for a Sunday drive to a service in a little old country church in back of Nackawic NB, at a place called Hartfield.  The day was a mix of sun and cloud and the temperature was just above freezing.  It was windy and there were snow squalls now and then from the dark clouds.  Our destination was the Hartfield Community Church where there was a wood stove with a great fire burning in it right in the middle of the church pews.  You talk about a warm welcome!  The wood heat felt so good on that blustery day especially as the sun sunk into darkness.  Enjoy the photos.

Along the road through Mactaquac country.







When we arrived at the church this is what I saw when we parked in front of it.  How beautiful!

The church is over 100 years old and I think this maple tree has been around for almost as long.  


Snow squall with sunbeams.


And when the sun came out it was brilliant!

Inside the little church with the wood stove in the centre.  The pews are really unusual and quite beautiful, don't you think?  I've never seen ones like this before and the wood seats are one solid piece.

Note the old style and pattern of wood boards on the walls.

The old pulpit was painted a soft yellow.

I hope you enjoyed our Sunday drive and the little country church.  

Today is Sunday again and it's been a rainy and windy day but mild at 12C.   It's nice to be in our cozy home this afternoon where I can drink hot tea, blog and watch the leaves blow from their branches.  There is still lots of colour out there - mostly rust, orange and gold - so it's still very beautiful. Yesterday morning I got down to the river and took some photos which I'll share soon.  Thank you so much for visiting and all your kind comments.  I wish you all a blessed week ahead.

Pam    

30 comments:

  1. What a beautiful drive you had. Once again I am stuck by the beauty of your province. The church is so lovely in its quiet simplicity. What a worthwhile destination.

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  2. love the pews! open to let that heat circulate! :)

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  3. My favorite season Pam!!
    It looks like you are in the "peak" of autumn :-}}
    We just had our gas logs taken out and a wood burning stove put in!!
    We had a cold weekend with it in the 40s last weekend and we were able to have our first wood fire!!
    Lovely little wooden church!!!! Beautiful church benches too!!!

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  4. Lovely pictures, cool and colourful.
    Merle..............

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  5. Your fall colors are so much more dramatic than ours here in BC. What a lovely drive and wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Xo
    Dagmar

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  6. Your drives show us beautiful places. The sky, the church, the leaves - all are so lovely. It's a dull Sunday here, with a few scattered drops of rain and a bit of wind. About the same temperature as you, too. Stay cozy.

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  7. Pam, I don't have enough words to tell you how beautiful your post is. The colors are wonderful and that little church is so charming..A beautiful Sunday..Happy Week to you..Judy

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  8. Wow! That is spectacular! I showed my hubby your photos. We haven't seen that much color in years! It was in the 80s this weekend so it's still hot this far South. Enjoy your evening! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  9. I love country churches and you have captured this one in all its fall beauty well!! Such pretty colors!

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  10. Beautiful photos Pam . . .
    I love the Country Church . . .
    The pews are gorgeous . . .
    I would love to attend a service there . . .

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  11. Your autumn drive looks gorgeous. Those pews are quite unique.

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  12. The second photo looking down the road is gorgeous Pam. Those are amazing pews in the old church, such quality workmanship.

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  13. I have never worshipped in such a cosy country church. It must be an awesome experience! The trees are gorgeous too.

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  14. Beautiful autumnal colours surrounding this exquisite church. Thankfully your snow shower was brief. Have a wonderful week xx

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  15. Such wonderful views, all those autumn colours and the green fields! Our deciduous trees are bare by now (and I just came in after having changed the winter tyres on my car).
    I have a weak spot for peaceful countryside graveyards, and the little church is simple and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing and have a blessed week!

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  16. Incredible pictures Pam! You captured the beauty and essence of the beautiful moments along your drive! We haven't had a snow squall here yet, but they are so beautiful when they come. The quaint country church was like a step back in time with the wood stove and simplistic benches, must have been so blessed to be a part of that little church on such a beautiful morn! Enjoyed your post immensely :)

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  17. First - before I forget - love your header. The photos are fabulous - the color magnificent. I love the old pews and the wood stove looks so comforting - but don't sit too close. :-)

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  18. What a neat drive - your autumn outdoor pics are amazing!

    That church is about as charming as it gets. I love it is basically untouched with modern-ness.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Please have a blessed week! Hugs.

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  19. What a neat drive - your autumn outdoor pics are amazing!

    That church is about as charming as it gets. I love it is basically untouched with modern-ness.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Please have a blessed week! Hugs.

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  20. What a beautiful church! I can just feel the warmth coming from the wood stove. Your fall colours are just brilliant but I don't know about the snow flakes coming down just yet. : )

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  21. Oh what glorious images, Pam! Even the shots with the gray-ish and cloudy skies are so stunning...in fact, sometimes I prefer the contrast and the way the bright leaves just pop off the page! In the last day ot two, basically over night, our colors have popped as well...not at peak yet but getting there soon! Cold and blustery here today!

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  22. The photos are gorgeous, Pamela. I love that sweet old church. xo Laura

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  23. What amazing color! And I love the wood walls in the church -- seems it would be a treat to worship there!

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  24. Wonderful photos ! Oh what a lovely church . I love the smell and warmth of a wood stove soo comforting and cozy ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  25. Such beautiful Autumn color, Pam. I did enjoy your photo's and the Country Church is beautiful

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  26. Wow, it is so beautiful there Pamela. I love old country churches, it brings back memories from the ones I attended when we were a young married couple.

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  27. Wow beautiful pictures! You have such lovely sites to photograph on your country ride.

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  28. Gorgeous colors on the trees! Not many churches like that still around these days.

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