15 September 2013

Awesome church architecture...

There are three magnificent churches right next to the hospital where we are staying. I've walked by them and wished I'd brought my camera, then I finally remembered and took some snaps. Wish we had churches like this where I live. They don't make them like this anymore!

The Congregational Church of Christ is the most modest of the three churches, but still fascinating to study. (Click on the images to make them bigger.)

St. Mary's is just to the southwest of the hospital.



First Lutheran is just across the street to the south of us. I loved the brick details and stained glass. I took a lot of shots of this beautiful church!


I loved this cool little brickwork above a side door.

 I thought these pointy brick pyramids on top of the tower were a great bit of workmanship.

Just to the south of the Lutheran church is this very ordinary looking part of the old downtown of Fargo. I was happy to find a store called Art Materials a couple of blocks away.

That's where I bought my first Moleskine sketchbooks! I opted for the set of 3 Plain Journals and also bought a Sakura Microperm pen. Ready to sketch! I almost sprang for some cheap watercolors, but decided not to since I have some across town at my daughter's apartment. I just didn't want to drive that far! But some sketching will be fun and I do have some colored pencils in my purse.

Did a little walking around the neighborhood. The house up ahead planted sunflowers on both sides of the sidewalk so you walk through a tunnel of flowers.

We are here. I'm actually standing in front of the Congregational Church while taking this photo.

 Part of the healing garden in front of the hospital.
 The helipad is right outside of our window!
This is part of our panoramic view of the treetops.We're surrounded by older neighborhoods with many beautiful mature trees. A lot of them are cottonwoods and are very majestic.


We're hoping Bob will be discharged and sent to a rehab closer to home tomorrow or, at least, very soon. I'm kind of concerned about whether he'll get a good enough level of care at a nursing home, but we'll do the best we can and trust God to make it good! I look forward to sleeping at my own home and it looks like Josh and family are returning to the area again!! (Yes, they seem to enjoy making the trek back and forth from Kentucky!) Josh wants to be closer while Bob is going through these health issues and he's already got a job at the same store where I work. He will stay at our house while house hunting and then bring the family. I'll be glad for the company and to have more family here.

Son Bob, who lives in Longmont and has his business in Lyons, has been sending photos of flood damage at his shop. The whole thing was sitting in the river, but the garage door held up so he's hoping the mud didn't get inside. His construction trailer was still sitting where he left it outside the shop. Looks like he may not have as much damage as he could have had. Praise God! (At the time that I spoke to him he hadn't been able to actually get to the shop because of downed powerlines and a gas main that had to be shut off.)

Y'all have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, you are SUCH a trooper, Lisa! I hope Bob is feeling stronger and stronger.
    Thank you for the church photos. I like taking pictures of churches, too. I like that Lutheran church. It reminds me of the church I grew up in.
    Yay for Moleskins! Have fun, my good artist friend!
    Did you like Brad's sketches on the video? They remind me of us and our doodles, although you are much more of a skilled artist than old Pom Pom. I'm so thankful that Jordan is coming home. I'm so sorry about Bob's shop in Longmont.