Offagna Italy

“Thomas” said Jesus ” because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed is Sandy (and everyone else πŸ™‚) who have not seen me but have believed.”

John 20 : 29

Offagna in the lights of the night and then in morning light!

The flowers in the night a softer pink against brick work in places rough. Shutters closed and arched wooden doors locked .
Shadows drifting as a shaft of morning sun,
lights up the building works as well as the flowers of the night.
Shutters closed and arched doors still locked.

Then the bells began to ring . The ones from the smaller church first…

Then a warning from the pigeons that something was about to happen. They all took flight, a cloud of them from the big bell tower. I don’t blame the pigeons. Look at the size and movement of these bells.

The pigeons must know of their noisey neighbours the great bells, but it doesn’t stop them roosting in times of peaceful quiet.

Then walk into the relative quiet of the church…

…with its large bells still ringing. Here is the focal point of the alter piece . A painting.

Could it be Thomas? ” Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my hand in His side, I will not believe.” Then out again and on the medieval walls.

A village by night and morning light surrounded by farmland well ploughed ready for rain. This is their season for rain and it is far too warm. Looking at the forecast 80% chance on Friday and Saturday. Let us hope for that.

Taken from the walls of Offagna.

A thought that I will use and now have shared with you:

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building (town) should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.(lamplight?)

Robertson Davies ( 1913-1995 Canadian novelist and playwright, critic , journalist and professor.)

Thank you for looking at my post. I hope your weekend makes you smile.

Sandy πŸ™‚

“It was only a sunny smile , and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

9 thoughts on “Offagna Italy

  1. Missing the church bells from our childhood in South Africa We don’t hear them often any more Loud but I wonderful! I like the saying that the morning light scatters the night πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing Sandy


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