A few miles from town was the San Juan Bautista Mission. So much of California's history is tied to the Missions, and they are always fun to visit. Each one is different, but they all share beautiful gardens, cool dark interiors decorated with statues and artwork of Saints, and colorful stencils on white plaster walls.
Father Junipero Serra led the way for the missions to be built in California. The path that links all the missions is called the El Camino Real,
See that tree to the right of the statue. That is a pepper tree. They get full of pretty clusters of red berries that the birds love to eat. Remind me to plant one in my yard.
I came home and dug through my books looking for John Steinbeck novels. I found The Red Pony and think I will start it this week.
It was nice to get back to my sewing room and pick up my yarn, as I was starting to have withdrawals. I added a few more squares to the sampler I am making for the wise craft crochet along.
Thank you to Missy at Edith Florence, for the wonderful blog award! Go on over and say hi, she is quite the friendly sort, and has a lovely blog too! I'm going to be glued to the television this week, watching the Olympics, and catching up on my crochet. Have a great week!