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Speechless Sunday: In Spired

Friday night, we had a wonderful dinner of grilled salmon on my neighbor, Jean's, rear deck.  As we were enjoying the fish, a salad and some wonderful wine, I noticed the light from the setting sun reflecting on Washington's Grace Lutherine Chruch's stone spire, with the pink lit clouds behind it.  Ah!  Another I-Phone moment! It's a good thing I was rude enough to bring it to my hostesses dinner table!


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Comment balloon 22 commentsPatricia Kennedy • April 22 2012 05:02PM


That is a beautiful pic.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat -- clever post title and nice photo.  Imagine if you had been sitting inside at the dining room table you might have missed it.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 8 years ago

Another one of those gifts from God! Beautiful!

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

Michael, or if I'd been a good dinner guest and not kept my IPhone to the right of my soup spoon I might have missed it, too!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat,  I wonder, How old is the church?  so many churchs in your area are old.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 8 years ago

Hi Patricia, See some of that salmon color in that sunset.   Glad you were willing to take out your camera during your visit.

Have a great week.


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat,

My..... another one of those Ahhhhhhh moments! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 8 years ago

Wonderful photo.  The right photo and the right time.  What a memory.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) over 8 years ago

I'm sure everyone will forgive you when they see the beautiful photo's you were able to create by bringing your phone to the dinner.  Thanks for sharing this.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 8 years ago

Nice view!  Wow, I was so focused on the house I did not even see that the other day!  Or is that a view from across the street?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Good morning Pat,

Lovely, majestic photo!  I am sure your Hostess didn't mind at all!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 8 years ago

This is too beautiful not to share! Thanks for starting my day with a beautiful photo, Pat!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photograph.  

Have an outstanding week.

Blooming at the National Arboretum....

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Well that is quite a view from the backyard of your friends house and a great photo with your iphone.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 8 years ago

I agree that it's a clever title and a beautiful church frome what I can see :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 8 years ago

That is a beautiful photo. You should include it in your weekly favorites.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

You must have a fantastic phone, your pictures are always impressive. Hope you had a wonderful birthday today.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat, what a gorgeous view to have from one's deck!  Hope you don't mind if I "Pin" it. (it will give you a link back to your blog)


Posted by Ralph & Janet Henze (Ralph Henze Homes - RE/MAX Elite) over 8 years ago


Can't really see something with that craftsmanship being built today. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 8 years ago


Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 8 years ago

Love the photo and the title, Pat! Interesting blog post you wrote in the Washington Post, also; I'm going to check into those skinny mirrors!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat,

Good thing you were!  It's easy to have a camera with us all the time now with our cell phones these days.  I rarely take my real camera anywhere any more!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 8 years ago