Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mission San Antonio

This past Saturday, we drove out to Mission San Antonio.   Erik had been there many times in the past, but it's one that I had never seen.   http://missionsanantonio.net  It was so quiet and peaceful, I enjoyed being there and taking photos, and I was quite glad that we chose this past weekend rather than the coming weekend when Mission Days will be held.   The quiet of the missions is, to me, one of the things that makes them so special.

Pulling in, I was thrilled to find fields of wildflowers.   I love lupines and the fragrance was amazing. With no fences, you can enjoy them to the fullest.


We walked through the museum which is really well laid out and so interesting.   I have several photos which I'll try to remember to share another day.   This is the kitchen.   


After walking around inside, we went into the courtyard.   The gardens were not yet in full bloom but you can imagine how this will look when the roses show their stuff.


The church has that loveliness and simplicity of a mission.   Even with the retrofit going on, they are holding services there.



Along the walls in the courtyard, there are a few paintings of local critters.   They are so sweet in their simplicity.


If you get a chance to visit the California missions, put this one on your list.   Even with the retrofit activity on the exterior, it's worth driving off the freeway for a short ways.   More later....

Have a nice day!   We have rain coming....for real!


8 comments:

Tabor said...

Your photographs are wonderful!!! And that banner is to die for!

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful place!

shirley said...

Love your new banner - which reminds me I need to change mine.... The mission is an interesting place - looks so peaceful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool place :)

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures..The ones of the mission look like water colors..Looks like an interesting place to visit..

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos . . .
Liked the Mission church . . . animal paintings reminded me of the Mission church we went to in Mission Texas . . . The padre brings his animals/dogs to mass . . . down the aisle . . . and then they lay at his feet while he is at the altar . . .

Daryl said...

beautiful .. thanks for taking us along

C-ingspots said...

The peacefulness of the place really does come through your pictures...I would have enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing.
And your new header is beautiful - and so colorful!! Hurrah for the RAIN!!!!!!!

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