February 24, 2019

Driving Near Middletown on Friday

By Friday afternoon, much of the snow had melted. I dropped off our recycling and then explored a couple of back roads before going to the grocery. At times I could pull over enough to take a picture of a farm, but sometimes the car was barely off the road so I snapped a picture quickly, not having enough space to get out of the car safely. Thus my mirror shows up here, but I'm going to call it a feature and be done with it! 

A church parking lot offers a safe place to pull off the road. This is Green Valley Baptist Church on Chapel Road near Middletown. This picture had very little color so I converted it to black and white. 

Inspired Sunday and Black and White Weekend.
I left the side view in color although it is still mostly in shades of gray. The church was established in 1986 and built on the foundation of an older church. They reused some beams that were still solid.

I have a couple more photos to share with the Barn Collective and then one shot taken from a historic cemetery.

When I saw a sign to Mt. Carmel Cemetery, I turned in because it has a nice view of the Massanutten Range. The cemetery is a Civil War site from the Battle of Cedar Creek.


  1. ...Linda, the unpainted barn is a gem and the snow shows it off well. It's always fun to find a quilt block, but two is very special. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.

  2. Lovely post. I like the diagonal lines of the chapel.

  3. I love the look of the old barn :)

  4. Hello, pretty church and great barn scenes. I love the view of the mountain! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  5. Lovely choices, and I admit to having some rear view mirrors as well. But I am using an iPhone usually. It works well at a distance, but really makes people up close look like clowns (in my humble opinion.)

  6. These are wonderful late winter views.

  7. that 1st barn looks like it will be green in the warmer months with lots of vines

  8. I really like the quilt barn and am in awe of the cemetary and all the history that goes with it. Quite something to live near all that you do.


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