Saturday, February 7, 2009

Textures and Patterns

Everywhere you look in San Antonio, you see textures and patterns. Maybe that's why I love visiting there.

Mission San Jose


Mission Espada

The Rose Window at Mission San Jose in San Antonio.

I love old doors and windows for their texture. This is an old doorway in Jefferson, Texas.

I love this stained glass window in the atrium of our new church building.



I love the texture of old books!


I love the pattern that the sunlight and shadows make
on this old church in East Texas

The Brenda Photo Challenge is on Textures and Patterns. It's being hosted this time by Donna at Cottage Days and Journeys. I can't wait to see everyone's photos!

Can you believe I'm actually sitting here with my back door open listening to birds singing? Very lovely.

13 comments:

Annie said...

AH, VERY GOOD KAREN..oops I was shouting, sorry

old doors, church windows...I can see this is going to be an interesting challenge!

Thanks for your visit already Karen...and for your prayers for the bushfires in Victoria..

Annie

Sally said...

Beautiful shots!! I love the church; it reminds me so much of the one I grew up in!

Enjoy the birds singing! :)

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

eautiful photography of such a beautiful city. I so long to visit San Antonio again...

Donna said...

I knew that this theme wouldn't be hard for you at all, and I was right! Beautiful pictures! San Antonio is a fantastic place for admiring the old architecture. The composition and lighting on that first picture is superb. And the color in the stained glass window is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along on this challenge. What fun it is so see everyone's "take" on it!

Butterfly Gardener said...

Love all of your pictures. I live in East Texas and that church looks so familiar. Do you know the name of it or where it is at?

Just Joni said...

Karen these are all superb pictures! I love old missions and for me you really delivered much more than the textures and patterns...they have such subliminal qualities...and I love the old books. I was just telling my son I used to have a collection of old orange Zane Grey books and there's one right there on your shelf...uncanny! Have a good weekend ~

Butterfly Gardener said...

I thought that was the Lafayette Baptist Church! I grew up about 5 minutes from there. You could have been at my one of my Grandparents memorial services (Karen M. is my aunt). Most of my family is buried at the cemetery there. It is a wonderful old church. The architecture inside is even more wonderful and truly breathtaking. Thanks for sharing this picture. It is a very special place to me...

Jeanette said...

I love all your pictures..especially the 2nd one. I love the way the colors just coordinate through the picture..or maybe it's the cat laying there! Awesome picture.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Karen, Your photos brightened my heart so much! As well as your kind words..Thank you, Love Nita

Nita Jo said...

What wonderful pictures! The old church is beautiful, as are all the buildings.

Jeanie said...

These are amazing images...thye remind me I need to go back and visit!

You have a really great site.

joan said...

These are gorgeous shots Karen! I love the window and doors, I love old doors also. Great photos!

Shari said...

These are all just beautiful pictures! It's been so, so long since I've been to San Antonio, but I remember loving all the interesting buildings.

It was so fun to come across the barnwood angel in the picture with your books. My husband and I must have made hundreds similar to that one, but painted differently, when we were doing craft shows in the Dallas area back in the early 90s. Seeing yours was like running into an old friend unexpectedly!!