Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Here’s our Country Life Caption feature for today, sent by Valerie Comer of Canada. 

At first glance, this seems like a very sad or rude photo: a church with a ‘No Trespassing’ sign. But read on . . . . 

Says Valerie: "We came across this abandoned church on a back road in southern British Columbia and were disappointed to see the emphatic 'No Trespassing' sign attached to the door. Later we discovered that the landowner over-wintered bee colonies in the church. What had once, presumably, been a sanctuary for worshipers is now a sanctuary for honeybees."

About Valerie Comer

Valerie Comer writes contemporary romance set in British Columbia, Canada, as well as fantasy set in uncharted dimensions. She lives on a small farm with her husband, an energetic dog, two psycho kittens, several hives of bees, and a herd of Herefords.

Like many of her characters, Valerie and her family grow much of their own food and are active in the local foods movement as well as their church. She only hopes her creations enjoy their happily ever afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughter.

Valerie is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency and has recently sold her first work, Treasure’s Promise, a novella, to Barbour Books. To be released March 2012.

Valerie’s website:


What are your thoughts about an old church with a 'No Trespassing' sign? Or being used for a bee colony?


Rita Galieh said...

G'day from Down Under!
Well, maybe those bees are a bit miffed. Here's a Bible quote from Psalm 119:103 "How sweet are Your Words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth."

Stephen & Janet Bly said...

Rita: Thanks for stopping by. Love the verse you shared...especially in this context.