Rolling Hills and Country Churches

Today began on a disappointing note – 3rd consecutive day of heavy overcast and extraordinarily uninspiring light. However, I came across a stunning 1874 country church about 5 miles south of Mineral Point and a house from 1834 that was once a stagecoach stop. I met Sandy, a painter who is using the church as her studio and gallery. The grey light was reasonable for photographing these buildings. Lots more driving through this southwest part of Wisconsin that the glaciers failed to visit, thus steeply rolling hills, winding roads and lots of cows grazing in lush green pastures. In the later part of the afternoon the clouds finally started breaking up, and at about 6:00 the sun came out. Around 8:00 I found my 3rd country church of the day – Castle Rock Lutheran, perched high on a hilltop overlooking Hickory Grove. With the assistance of thousands of maddening gnats I photographed the church before heading west for Prairie du Chien for the night.

Steeply rolling hills, winding roads and lots of cows grazing in lush green pastures.

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