|St. Francis Mission, Ranchos de Taos, 5 x 7 watercolor card|
An icon of that time, when missions were built by faith from earth, looking to the heavens, is the church of St. Francis in Ranchos de Taos. It's been painted and photographed innumerable times by innumerable people, including me, in watercolor and oil.
My attempts, in these cards, remembers the continuing faith of the followers of St. Francis, still very much alive as the holy season nears its climax...under the bright stars over the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
|The iconic buttresses of the church, facing west, 5 x 7 card|