Tuesday, August 7, 2012

From Rick's Wheel Chair

Hello dear friends,
Well Rick and his camera were at it again. We went to the historic landmark San Gabriel Mission and took a walking tour, of course he was in his wheel chair.This mission was founded in 1771 and was designed by Father Antonio Cruzado of Spain. Rick was able to take a few pictures and that made him very happy, so here they are hope you enjoy them.
Here we have Jesus at the mission cemetery.

A sweet angel not far from Jesus.

This is inside the old church.

Our Mother Mary holding her Son. This is so beautiful.

Outside on the grounds we came across this lovely Virgin of Guadalupe.

This was the 4th mission built of 21 that we have here in California.

Father Serra the founder of the missions.

A small angel, these two were small and low on the ground, easy for him to photograph.

Jesus, no words needed.

Gorgeous angel, this one was my favorite.

The famous Mission Bells. They were very important and rang everyday to call the residents to work and to eat.

Oh what a wonderful day we had, we forgot the sunscreen and he burned his arms, but he was alright, actually he didn't even mind it because he had a great day.
He hopes you enjoyed this special day at the San Gabriel Mission. The grounds are so beautiful and so many grape vines, oh my goodness, they are everywhere.
Hope this week is a blessed one for all of you.


  1. Wonderful pic's Lu, and what a blessing for you to be able to take him out, tell Rick his photographs are beautiful! I don't know how you did it this heat, my goodness. I have an adult son I care for in a wheel chair and I don't think I would have made it in this hot weather, my hats off to you sweetie. Hugs and love always sent your way as we are kindred spirits. xoxo Marilou

  2. Hi Lu!
    Rick is a great photographer because his pictures are very interesting!
    Please, give to him, my congratulations!!!!!!!
    Kisses my sweet friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Wonderful photos! I remember the missions I would see as a child in California. I especially remember the bells. Beautiful statues too.

  4. Dearest Lu,
    GORGEOUS pictures taken by your husband!!! Thank you very much sharing these pictures of your culture, I really enjoyed seeing them♡♡♡
    Have a wonderful coming weekend, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  5. Wonderful photos! I love to go to Missions! Yours has some really gorgeous statues and grounds.
    Thank you for your sweet condolences. Normally I would get another, but we have 3 others and are still in limbo with the divorce. If I don't get the house not sure what I will do with all our pets. Take care

  6. Oh! Sorry he burnt his arms but Love all the shots Lu!!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!!

  7. Good evening dear Lu,
    Please tell Rick ~thank you ~ for the outstanding photos... This post has touched my heart.. Beautiful, just beautiful..

    Thank you so much for coming over for a visit and your very kind words.. I am so happy you enjoyed the birdies.

  8. Lu and Rick,
    These are truly amazing pictures!!
    Here is northeastern Pa., we do not have missions here.
    These stunning pictures have given me a tour of a wonderful part of your culture that i am not at all familiar with and I just loved it!
    Thanks so much for sharing this magical day with us!
    I hope Rick's sun burn wasn't too bad???


  9. Please tell Rick that his pictures are beautiful (he did an excellent job)... I loved the tour of the beautiful mission San Gabriel

  10. So glad you both had a lovely day at what looks to be a very peaceful place. I love angels, and Rick did so well with all these beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

  11. Hi Lu,
    Rick did an awesome job with his photography! I especially love the Lady of Guadalupe!

    Did you see "For Greater Glory", the movie about the Catholics in Mexico who were persecuted for their faith? IT is a recent movie and didn't stay for long. Sooooo good!

    All the best,


    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Wish I had seen this movie but unfortunately didn't. We don't get out much anymore, it's getting more and more difficult for Rick to do anything. We went to the mission cause one of our daughters went with us, I cannot handle him alone anymore. Blessings, Lu

  12. Lu, your husband's pictures are so beautiful. What a sound that would have been hearing the bells ring at the mission. The missions in California are so pretty. I went to one of them on my honeymoon many years ago. I hope you are having a nice summer.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  13. Hi Lu, Rick's pics are wonderful. I so enjoy your posts sharing his talents with us. These pics at the misson are very special. What a great day you both had visiting there. We went to St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe again this trip and it was amazing. I got some pics of the outside since none were allowed inside.
    Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend my friend.
    Sending hugs~~
    Blessings, Celestina Marie


Thank you so much for stopping by. I read and love all the comments. Blessings to each and every one of you.
Hugs and smiles...Lu

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