Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sky Watch - Clustered spires

These are some of the cluster spires made famous by John Greenleaf Whittier in his poem about Barbara Frietchie waving the Union flag as confederate troops marched through Frederick.

"Up from the meadows rich with corn,
Clear in the cool September morn,

The clustered spires of Frederick stand  
Green-walled by the hills of Maryland."

These spires fill the skies and still inspire the people of Frederick (especially those of us with cameras).

Above and below Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (two views)

 Trinity Chapel


Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, wonderful history and lovely skies as well! Terrific post for the day, Lew, as always! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!!

eileeninmd said...

Lew, wonderful collection of spires! And the skies look beautiful too. Have a happy weekend!

Arija said...

I love churches anywhere and these two are gems.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I love old church spires,especially those that are pointing with a cross on the top. Nice SWF capture!

Feel free to visit, Curious as a Cathy

Shoshana said...

What wonderful series of pictures. I am with postcrossing, and I tell you, these are much nicer pictures than any postcards I find when I try to hunt for some to send.

Heather said...

Beautiful photos!

Merisi said...

Beautiful scenes of beautiful Maryland!