Sunday, February 7, 2010

Scripture Signs

I'm not sure if it's just a "southern" custom, or if it's practiced all over the country, but I love these scripture signs people display in their yards, mostly in small towns.

Always inspiring, they never cease to lift my spirits, and I've captured a few of them with my camera during my photo shoot ramblings. I thought it would be nice to share some of them on this first Sunday in February.







8 comments:

Deb said...

great Sunday post....

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I'm not sure if it is a southern thing or not. I did see quite a few of these in Montana when we were up there, but haven't seen many any where else.
I will have to keep an eye out. Thanks for sharing, these make a great Sunday post.
Molly

Donna said...

Perfect Sunday post! Love all the signs.

Together We Save said...

Great post. I love the small message above the massage.

racheld said...

Ahhhh, Janie---memories, memories. Though the ones I remember from twenty years ago were the hand-painted variety, mostly, sometimes in rainbow colors, and evident of the painter's skills, large or small.

It's not strictly a Southern thing, though I wonder if down there a traveling sign-vendor might have come through with your choice of verses, like buying encyclopedias. They are all so similar in shape and size, like all the house number signs which sway on their little ornate poles along much of our street.

Most of the scripture signs up here are on businesses, or out in front of them, on those same stick-the-letters-on lighted boards which advertise beer prices or Safeway specials.

However they're presented, they are wonderful, and I hope they never vanish.

Merisi said...

I have never noticed these signs, very interesting!
Happy Sunday,
Merisi

Jeannette said...

Hi Janie! I can't recall ever seeing these signs in New England?? Now I'll be on the lookout for them!lol Went back to check on posts I've missed; Now I love color and I adore black and white so you covered it all in your Rose post! You are absolutely right - not better just different but gorgeous. You've captured so many beautiful images; I too love old barns and although I've seen that brown cow I still smile at his hairdo!lol You always make me want to get my camera out and practice!! Enjoy the week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Tonja said...

These are very prevalent around these parts, too! I wonder if they come from the same organization, too. Probably so...since they all look so much alike.