Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blue Sky and Shadows at Mission San Francisco de Solano

I couldn't decide if this was a sky shot or a shadow shot so this week it will be my entry for both.

You can find more views of the sky at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.
More shadows are yours at Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by Tracy at Hey Harriet.

25 comments:

clairz said...

I love the look of the old missions. Beautiful blue sky, too.

Noelle said...

I just love the California missions and have visited so many of them as a child. Sadly, I have never been to the San Francisco mission.

Photo Cache said...

I thought I recognized this from the thumbnail. Did you enjoy your visit?

I love missions and visiting them.

Ewok

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

beautiful clear blue sky, we've had much rain and cloudy skies, cold weather is blowing in

Kim, USA said...

Is this a church and a convent? Great capture!
Sky Watch

EG Wow said...

Hehe! Sometimes it IS hard to decide, I agree! I LOVE the pure blue sky. And when I enlarged the photo I discovered the true beauty of the shadow. :)

Sylvia K said...

I do love the old missions and what gorgeous blue skies! It will indeed make a terrific entry for both memes! Beautiful photo as always, Martha!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

The mission looks lovely with the pretty blue sky. Beautiful capture.

ρομπερτ said...

Standing strong a building. Thank you for sharing. Please have you all a good Friday.

daily athens

DrillerAA09 said...

Love the contrast between the building and the crystal blue sky. Nicely captured indeed.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love that cross against the pretty blue sky! Great photo!

~Cheryl said...

The pure blue sky is a wonderful contract to the mission. I really like the cross and the bell .... I really like missions! I have to visit them any time I see one.

Y. Ikeda said...

Incredibly blue sky! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

fredamans said...

Beautiful skies indeed! What a lovely mission!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/12/sky-friday.html

Owlfarmer said...

It's pretty no matter what it counts as! I've often wanted to travel around California just taking pictures of mission architecture. I don't remember ever having seen this one--thanks for posting it.

Hope you don't mind that I linked your September post on Mono Lake; for some reason I don't have any digital versions, and no scanner handy--but you've got several nice shots on that page.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It took me a minute to see the shadow. I kept looking and asking myself "where's the shadow". I found the shadow. I wanted to mention the sky too. It is such a gorgeous blue color! The photograph belongs in both memes!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's perfect for both memes! And perfect as a picture really. Very picturesque.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Its a great shot for any meme.

Ralph said...

To this New Englander, this is the classic look of the southwest. From the stucco to the red tile roof, is is beautiful. The sky is glorious, the cross on the peak brilliant. Nice!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a beautiful post to share. Love the sky, the white & the earthy tone, perfect.

Happy SSS...
/chie

Serendipity said...

That really is a beautiful blue sky!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Ahhh, yes...I remember the sun...ha! Be a while before we can really enjoy it again comfortably here in Iowa!

Patti said...

I love seeing the beautiful old missions as well. I've never seen one in person!

I understand what you mean about a photo being perfect for two memes!

Gorgeous sky and cool shadow.

Have a nice Sunday!

Tom Hilton said...

Very nice...haven't been up to Sonoma in ages; this is making me think I should visit again.

Linnea said...

It's fun visiting the missions. So much to photograph. Perfect California shot here! Thanks for your visits. Enjoy the day.