Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Land That Time Forgot -- Elliott's Island

Last Friday, Gary and  I left home in search of Elliott's Island.  According to a book written on the history of this tiny island, it is "the land that time forgot."    A website says there are now "70 locals".   We eventually arrived at our destination ..... one weekend in NYC and the following weekend in the most extreme opposite place you could imagine.   The contrast was remarkable.  

My favorite site on the Island was the old Methodist Church .

The steeple standing tall against the beautiful sky ....

The details of peeling paint, weathered wood ... stained glass windows ... rustic doorknobs

The old wooden sign ...

The cracked cement steps ....

The church graveyard ....

A home as you are entering the Island ....

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these."
(Luke 12:27)

"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
(Matthew 6:26)

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind ....."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)


Bren June 24, 2010 at 8:47 AM  

These are wonderful Frances. Love the way you finished the first picture, the soft colours and text peeking through, beautifully done. The architecture of these buildings give them life, and character. Just love your photos as usual.

Anonymous,  June 27, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

WOW....those cement stairs...awesome...and the burning orange lilies...stunning!
....and there's life in that beautiful birdhouse the little birdie peeking out....
wonderfully captured and displayed Frances!!
hugs to you...linda :D

Justin Glessner,  November 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM  

I grew up in a small town not far from the island and have gone there multiple times to fish or just enjoy the nature and sunsets. The church is still active and was built before the date on the sign. The interior is mostly original and the people on the island are a different kind of people. Good hardworking people that are true to themselves and really care about others, hard to find these days. There also is an active volunteer fire department with numerous members from the surrounding farms. I was lucky to have been raised in such a place I hope you had a great experience here These are beautiful pictures.

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