Monday, January 26, 2009

My world... literally

It is a beautiful winter day here in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining and the air is clear... a perfect day to grab my camera and drive up the hill to visit Mount Angel Abbey. You can see our farm from up there. (The green arrow is pointing to it - be sure to click on this one!)



The Abbey was established in 1833 by Swiss Benedictine Monks. Their campus is one of the most peaceful places on Earth.


The bell tower was built on to the church only a few years ago.


These are the old bells.



Back when we still lived in town, on still days we could hearing them calling the monks to prayers.

10 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

What interesting photos! very kewl shot of your farm from afar. Isn't that Abbey just awesome?

Mike Fleming said...

Beautiful photos. What's the mountain in the background?

MaryO said...

Beautiful vista, Judi. I love seeing your farm in that setting! And the abbey is fascinating, isn't it? Great photos.....

Serena said...

Fabulous pics, Judy! I love the photo of the old bells with the mountain in the background. It was lovely to see your farm pointed out in the pic ~ :)

HElen said...

A very beautiful world of yours! Love the view and the Abbey , great place and the bells - the best!

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... what a vista! beautiful photos, and you can sure see the mountain today!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful photos Judi

Jennifer Rose said...

great photos :D The bells look great with the mountains in the back

Kerry said...

I think you live in the perfect place, everything is beautiful around you and amazing things to photo.

Cheryl said...

I am stunned at the difference a day makes!