I was painting the church ruins this week and my brother sent a photo of our mother in 1953 standing beside the slowly melting tower of old San Geronimo. I had never known of this picture and was quite amazed to see it! Deja vu. The bell tower was a little taller then. A newer mission by this name was erected nearby in 1850. e
Added Note: Thank you for all comments. I am sorry this format does not do conversation back and forth for us all. Diane, yes the beautiful old Spanish missions are filled with stories. I have also painted one in Questa NM. I hope to be there and paint the one in Ranchos de Taos soon, San Francisco de Asis. Thank you for the compliment on my painting.
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Mother in 1953
My mother as a young woman.
There is more to read and a picture of the ruins today at