Convent Door

Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico Former Convent of San Bernardino de Siena
Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico
Former Convent of San Bernardino de Siena

The Convent of San Bernardino de Siena was founded by the Franciscans in 1552. It was the starting point for the Franciscan apostolic activities to convert the Yucatec Maya descendants.

About the architecture, as you can see the main entrance to the temple is a semicircular arch.

Ephemeral

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Fresh Bougainvilleas

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Bougainvilleas are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province), although nowadays we can find them planted in other parts of the world.

Who doesn’t like bougainvilleas? I love all their varied bright colors so much that I can’t think of one as my favorite color. Here’s a sample of a pink and orange color bougainvillea.

The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with intensive colors:  pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow or even white. I have only see in front of me the first five colors, which we can find in Mexico, but not the white or yellow.   Which color is your favorite?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

B&W: Overcast Ocean View at Sunset

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Wall of Sea Creatures

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Garden of Eden in Urbanity

Getty Center. Los Angeles, California

 

They are watching us

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Orange

Weekly Photo Challenge: orange

B&W: Road to the Lighthouse

Anacapa Island, California
Anacapa Island, California

Cascade of Flowers

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

I saw this hanging from the trunks of the palm trees at the streets of Santa Barbara. I loved the texture and the lavander color.  I guess these are the flowers of the palm, but I couldn’t find information about this interesting and lovely hanging part of the tree. Can you tell me something about it?