Sunday, June 6, 2010

uplifted / inspired


solo post - L, Nikon

Today was another glorious day. It started out with a uplifting church service. My parents invited me to go to First Baptist of Atlanta with them this morning and, wow, what a magnificient service it was - from the uplifting music to the down-to-earth, but powerful, sermon. It's been a long time since I have felt so enlivened after a service. I have been going to the same church since I was 10 yrs old and have been used to our smaller, more intimate church. I had never really thought I would enjoy one of the mega churches but it was actually very moving to be in such a "big" church . We're planning on visiting there the first Sunday of every month now.
The afternoon was filled with admiring, and being inspired by art at a local art festival - Summerfest in Virginia Highlands. I saw many things I wanted - and I got a couple of them. One was a handblown drinking glass and another was a ring I felt I had to have. It's a tiny pinky ring with the words "paint masterpieces" imprinted around it. I took a rest in the shade with a bowl of mango sorbet, listening to music and people watching. To top the day off I sat in a shady brick patio surrounded by blooming crepe myrtles streamed with tree lights and ate the most delicious meal – Mista salad which had salad greens, fennel, tomatoes with a very wine vinergette, and a pizza with shoestring potatoes, shoestring zucchini, pinenuts, gorgonzola cheese and pesto - oh my goodness! / Taylor's still in Athens but doesn't have her computer there so no photos from her today. She's looking for a good place to get moving boxes cheaply - trying to get a jump on some packing.
What fun filled your weekend?

9 comments:

giftsofthejourney said...

Love the glass and pinky ring, but I found myself wishing you had photographed the meal as your description made it sound so delish.

ELK said...

sounds as if the day was just perfect inside and out...love your ring!!

Char said...

love that ring - it's so perfect for you so perfect.

sounds like an amazing day. i don't go as often as i should, but i always find a powerful message.

S. Etole said...

great color combination ...

margie said...

lovely. i have a coaster that will match your glass. send me your address and i will send it you!! it will complete your single glass.

Gayle said...

The ring is awesome! I love the glass, too.

Jewels said...

What a wonderful day! I love the blurry kitty walking away in the top photo!

smith kaich jones said...

LOL! That glass looks drunk, all weaving and wobbly. I love it! And the vision of crepe myrtles strung with lights makes me so happy - they have just bloomed here, the baby pink ones my favorite and they say summer right out loud.

xoxo
Debi

Relyn said...

Oh, my last weekend was nothing as wonderful as yours. I wish and wish and wish it was. Ours was, however, highly productive. I guess that counts for something. What, I'm not sure.

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