Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I’d love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I’ve noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny rural town named Balfour on the Waimea Plain. St Albans, established in 1903.
We stopped here yesterday after I spied the tree as we drove by.
Saturday 01 January 2022.
Sunday in New Zealand.. this is my Sunday Special!
St Albans Anglican Church, Balfour
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First .. church door hinge in sepia. Two doors have these hinges.
Approaching the church along the footpath. See the tree!
Beautiful! I saw a monkey puzzle in the east and I was enthralled 🙂
The path divides in two, each leading to a side door.
There’s no big main door, just side doors.
Entry gate and path.
A side door, right side of the church.
The left or south side of the church. The cold side!
~the direction where bad weather comes from in NZ
The north side or sunny side …
I fell for this little beauty, my heart loves this weathered little church.
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)