How did we enjoy the day of sunshine? With a field trip to Mission San Luis Rey to test out some of the camera learnin' I did this week. Indoor and outdoor photo opportunities are available, not to mention my overall love of spending time at any of the missions of California.
No indoor photos to share. I learned that I NEED a tripod to get beautiful, no-flash, indoor photos. Here are a few of the things we saw outdoors. This is a gorgeous wisteria vine that arches over a side entrance to the church.
I must remember to go back and take a picture when winter is over and the vine is in full bloom and water is in the fountain.
This modern fountain has been added at the front of the mission.
I love that it is in keeping with the structure rather than a modern spouter strategically placed to draw attention.
This speaks for itself -
And the tree -
Can you see the one of the mission bells in the background? They rang the bells at noon. They sound so pretty.
And finally my favorite of the day.
A little exposed adobe brick, some peeling white wash and gorgeous blue sky peeking through. What's not to love about that?