Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, June 19, 2015

Church and flowers

Yesterday, we headed back to ST Andrews for the farmers market.  We parked in front of a wooden Anglican church and walked to the market.  Like many of these in the lower 48, there were more craft booths, than fresh food. But we did find some things we could use, fresh bread and radishes picked yesterday for lunch.


As we headed back to the motorhome, we stopped to admire the outside of the church.  As we stood there a man and his dog walked up to us and asked if we would like a tour.  It turns out that he is the church Sextant.  He guided us around the church and provided some of its history, which he quickly pointed out included a visit from Prince Charles and Lady Di.  There is a placard in the pew they occupied commemorating their visit.  The church was constructed by ship builders and the ceiling over Nave is in the shape of an inverted hull. The church history is a reflection of the Church Of England policy in the colonies.  It is well preserved and worth a visit.







The Kingsbrae Gardens are just up the hill from the church and is highly recommended in some travel guides.  It has 2700 varieties of plants and trees on 27 acres of well maintained groups and includes a children's garden, a working small windmill.  It is very nicely done.






















11 comments:

John and Carol said...

The gardens just look apectacular. What a nice way to spend an afternoon. You took some nice photographs.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I love visiting churches.

The Kingsbrae Gardens looks fantastic. This would differently be on my must-see list.

Wanderin' said...

I love the farmers' markets. The old church is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for taking us on the ride with you.

Laura Skjenna said...

Lovely garden, it sure looks like it is in Canada though - the background vegetation is northern.

Jack Senterfitt said...

Beautiful pictures!

Luci & Loree said...

Beautiful church!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful church, beautiful garden! I love this series of photos, thank you so much for sharing. :)

Ruth said...

Those gardens are beautiful. We never got to see them when we stopped by area, it wasn't the right time of year(end of March)so thanks for showing us what we missed.

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Erin Erkun said...

Love the gardens ... the sculptures add interest ... my kind of place.

Gypsy said...

Really good photos today!

Bob and Jo said...

Great photos, we like touring churches.