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Silhouette In The Mission Window   Leave a comment

San Xavier del Bac Mission Window — Image by kenne

Silhouette In The Window

 He sits in the dark
A silhouette in the light
Shinning through God’s window
My subject of admiration
A glowing image in the darkness
Only to become the stuff of dreams

— kenne

Boy In Window   1 comment

Boy In Window (1 of 1) art_edit blog“Boy in Window” — Image by kenne

The medicine man
said, “I will give you a dream” —
gave me green rock: dreams.

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Teresita came
walking from the other side,
brought me white flowers.

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San Xavier del Bac
lit Teresita candles
hillside holy hours.

— from Sonoran Desert Sutras by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Sonoran Desert’s White Dove   2 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionMission San Xavier del Bac — Images kenne

The White Dove Of The Desert

Imagine this:

Stranger
On horseback

Dark flowing rode
Moving in the breeze

Crossing
The desert southwest

Entering
The village of the

Desert people –
Tohono O’odham

Friendly people

Bonding
With the stranger –

Father Kino
Jesuit priest

Establishing
Third mission —

(Twenty-four total)

Upon which
The current church

Was built
Century later

Reflecting
Baroque architecture

Blossoming
In the desert blue sky

The White Dove
Of the Desert.

kenne

Joy’s Baby Brings Rain And Cold Temps To Tucson   Leave a comment

Justin's Visit

Justin's Visit

Justin's VisitJustin and Joy at The Mission San Xavier del Bac — Images by kenne

As is often the case, daybreak brought a beautiful sunrise with a Tucson blue sky. We were scheduled to pick up Justin at the airport (9:00 a.m.). Before leaving for the airport, we got word that he had missed his flight from Phoenix to Tucson, now his arrival time would be 11:00 a.m. — not a problem.

After arriving we learned that it had been cloudy and rainy in Phoenix, which somewhat explained why our skies were getting cloudy.

We left the airport for a short drive to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, after which we had planned to drive to Tubac for lunch. While at the mission, the weather changed for the worse, with rain clouds moving in and the temperature dropping. The wind was really beginning to pickup, which is why Justin is wearing the hood and Joy his cap.

So, we went to the Barrio Brewery for a beer and “Sonora Hotdog” followed by a visit to the De Grazia Gallery in the Sun, during which time it had been raining, with a 40 degree temperature at 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow will be better.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Nicholas Bailey – Window of San Xavier Mission   1 comment

Grandson, Nicholas Bailey at The San Xavier Mission — Image by kenne

Silhouette In The Window

 He sits in the dark
A silhouette in the light
Shinning through God’s window
My subject of admiration
A glowing image in the darkness
Only to become the stuff of dreams

— kenne

Capturing the Moment — The Bailey’s at The San Xavier Mission   Leave a comment

Katie, Matt & Nick at the San Xavier Mission — Image by kenne

Capturing the Moment — San Xavier Mission   Leave a comment

San Xavier mission — Image by kenne

Capturing the Moment — San Xavier del Bac   6 comments



Jeri, Jody, Joy and Virginia walking up to the mission San Xavier del Bac — image by kenne

Located nine miles south of downtown Tucson, the Mission San Xavier del Bac (White Dove of the Desert)
is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, and is one of the area’s most popular sites.
The mission was founded by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, in 1692. Construction on the current church
began in 1783, completed in 1797, and is considered one of the finished examples of mission architecture in the United States.
Current restoration on the mission began in 1992 and continues today when funds are available.
The mission is a “must see” for anyone visiting Tucson. During the cooler months of the year,
much activity is taking place in the plaza south of the mission.

kenne

(Photo Set)

Mission Courtyard — Image by kenne

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