Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Cross To Bear

Stations of the Cross Meditation Garden at Christ In the Desert Monastery
Image copyright of Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

The Christ In the Desert Monastery is located in one of the most beautiful spots in New Mexico-next to the Chama river and surrounded by the most spectacular southwest geology you'll ever see in one place. Georgia O'Keefe settled down near this area. How she found it back then, is beyond me as it is truly far from the maddening crowd. I can't even begin to imagine what kind of a journey that must've been. It is easy to see why she loved it there, for the scenery and geology is spectacular.

This image is from the garden area that leads up to the monastery and church. It is designed for contemplation and meditation and is centered on the stations of the cross. In this garden there are 14 crosses representing the 14 stations which are 'scenes' of the Passion of Christ.

Here's an example of what I mean by spectacular geology:

Image copyright of Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

If you'd like to see more images from this trip (which I did yesterday) just go to my Facebook timeline and look for the postings for September 17th.

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


colleen said...

It's a striking shadow that stops me in my tracks. I kept looking for president heads in those rocks.

Ralph said...

The shadowy cross is stunning - and perhaps the spiritual shape suggests that this beauty is not at all man-made. A mighty God above may have had a hand in this. What a beautiful place NM is truly the Land of Enchantment...

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures for the day, Paula!! Those rocks are awesome!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

abrianna said...

That does make a strong shadow. Very interesting geology.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an atmospheric saetting in the first photo. The shadow element encourages meditation. And love the rocky landscape in the second photo.

EG CameraGirl said...

Truly beautiful shadow, Paula!

Jim said...

Good shadows

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The cross shadow is enchanting. Obviously the monastery is open to the public.

Shadows and Six Words

carol l mckenna said...

wonderful shadow shot of the cross ~ very mystical quality!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol


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