The hills behind Churchtown (seriously I am not making that up) in Eastern Ohio.
Sometimes the sky cooperates - St. Sebastian in Mercer County the land of the cross tipped churches
The Shrine Park in Carey, Ohio
Hiding on a pillar in Holy Family - Columbus, Ohio
Tucked into the fold of a statue - Shrine of the Holy Relics - Maria Stein, Ohio
If you have never been to Mercer County - GO - just get in the car and go - two dozen amazing German churches - there are churches in the front yard of other churches - the Shrine itself is worth the drive - go spend a day - skip Cedar Point, skip Wyandot Lake and go see Mercer County
This was on a gravestone behind St. John The Baptist in Maria Stein (across the street from the shrine) - the date and name had worn off and a moss covered cross remained.
Another amazing statue in the Shrine Park in Carey, Ohio - another great day trip - seriously go visit these places - the people are great and they want to see you
The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, New York - I have seen many snakes before, but there is something strange about the eyes on this one. I love taking pictures of parts of a statue
Sometimes looking from a different angle adds to a photo. St. Michael guarding the door of St. Michael Church in Old Town Chicago
I love stained glass and often the individual characters tell more of a story than the entire scene. This is from St. Anthony of Padua in St. Louis, Missouri
Of the nearly 25,000 photos that I have taken, Mary is my favorite subject.
St. Colman of Cloyne in Washington Courthouse, Ohio - Stained glass shows it's age - I like it when at least some of the windows are left unrestored
St. Charles Seminary in Carthegena - Again in Mercer County
National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Providence - St. Mary Of The Woods in Indiana
Back to the Shrine in Maria Stein
Taken through a fence in Mt. Vernon, Ohio
And my all time favorite photo, one that is framed and hanging on my wall, is from St. William in Cincinnati. Sometimes you just get lucky and nature wants to be in your photo. If you are really lucky a beautiful male cardinal perches on the praying hands of Mary and looks right at your camera.
I like that picture - I hope you do too.