Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jacaranda trees, Mission San Juan Capistrano~Sunday Stills Challenge~022612

Hubby and I visited Mission San Juan Capistrano today.  The fog lifted about 8:00 a.m. and first we drove along the Pacific Coast Highway.  We stopped by Whole Foods ("whole paycheck") and then drove out to the AMTRAK station in SJC, which is across from the mission.  We strolled through the mission after lunch and we both took a lot of photos there.  If you only visit one mission in Southern California, this would be the one to visit.  There is a lot to see and it is open and comfortable.  They have a lot of trees planted on the property and it, to me, is the most beautiful location.  I could have stayed there for the rest of the afternoon, but I'm recovering from a bout of stomach flu and after about an hour, I was exhausted.  I'm glad, however, that we had a chance to stop and see what we could today.  We would like to return later this spring for another visit.  Sunday Stills Challenge for February 26, 2012.

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that top photo. so much character.

dibear said...

Beautiful. I love SJC mission. Chuck and I were lucky enough to visit it once while in California on a business trip about 18yrs ago! I'm sure it is the same. :)

henrygl said...

beautiful shots, the sky far back is so inviting