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San Xavier del Bac Mission

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

We've had the first snowfall of the season here in the Midwest!  It has allowed me to burrow in my home for a bit and actually work on some photos.  It's also had me thinking back to a visit to sunny Arizona and the peace that I found at the San Xavier del Bac Mission.  Known as the “White Dove of the Desert,”  the beautiful San Xavier del Bac Mission rises from the middle of the southern Arizona desert in Tucson.  When you step inside, you’re instantly transported back in time – since construction of the Mission dates back to 1783.  In fact, it was constructed so long ago that the land it was built on was originally part of New Spain, then Mexico, and then finally the United States in 1854. This gorgeous Catholic mission is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States.   It is a simple, yet beautiful place of worship and definitely worth a visit! 

In the Mission's desert courtyard

In the Mission's desert courtyard

Interior of San Xavier del Bac Mission

Interior of San Xavier del Bac Mission

A view up into the dome

A view up into the dome

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The Power of Love

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

I cannot think of a happier place to be than atop a mountain on a gorgeous evening during sunset - especially if that sunset is being viewed in Arizona.  The sunsets there are not messing around.  Talk about incredible.  

One evening, I was enjoying such a sunset and noticed a couple of lovebirds were doing the same.  My first reaction was of course to capture the loving scene with my camera.  If these images don't just ooze romance to you, than I don't know what will!

(Taken atop Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona)

 

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