Friday, January 04, 2008

FLOWERS AT THE MISSION BASILICA SAN DIEGO de ALCALA

The gardens and courtyards at the Mission San Diego were absolutely lovely. I love Boston ferns, and have killed more than my share. Just look at this one, outside, in January!
Beautiful colors of pink hanging overhead on the rafters.
I have also done in many jade plants......this one has a trunk the size of my arm and is also outside.
The walls and fences are perfect backgrounds for the shrubs and overhanging plants.
And I love these orange pokers (I don't know what they are really called) against the simple stark white of the mission buildings.



These window bars form a perfect frame for this fern.
Lush plants against the simple white are so striking.
I could go on for many, many more pictures, but I'll let you go. I will post pictures of the mission itself later this evening.


2 comments:

FAScinated said...

These pictures are beautiful! I look outside here and I see snow and more snow. Sigh.

I hope you like your new homesite! ~Kari

Linda B. said...

The snow isn't even all that white anymore! We need a dusting a new stuff to clean it up to make it look fresh and pretty again. The pitures truly are beautiful! Keep them coming!