Almost Ready to Fly

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Yellow Sunset

Sunset yellow sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

A to Z Challenge: Y words

Rosy Orchidaceae

Orchidaceae

Graffiti around the world: Mexico (9)

Naucalpan de Juarez, State of Mexico-Mexico
Naucalpan de Juarez, State of Mexico-Mexico

Twinkle of Votive Candles

Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Juan Capistrano, California
Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Juan Capistrano, California

I took this photograph on my November holidays, inside what is considered the most historically significant chapel in California, which is also the oldest operating church in the State.

The Serra Chapel was named in Father Serra’s honor, who founded nine missions in California. He celebrated mass in the San Juan Capistrano Mission’s adobe church when it was newly built in 1783, just a year before he died.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Calmness Overcast

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Clouds come floating into my life,

no longer to carry rain or usher storm,

but to add color to my sunset sky.

 

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

El Presidio SHP, which is located in downtown Santa Barbara, California, is a 5.75 acre park (four city blocks) that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782.

Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public: El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe.