|Jo was in San Antonio|
|Tree moss, similar to Spanish Moss|
|San Antonio Library|
|at the Alamo|
We visited two of the five missions, Mission San Jose and the Alamo. San Jose was unusual to me because the only others I've seen were in California and this was quite different with its walls enclosing several acres of open courtyard. Rooms were built into the walls making them tall and difficult to penetrate. On the other hand the Alamo had low walls and wasn't so easy to defend. No one forgets the Alamo and the great loss of life there and in 1891 a group of women organized the parade called Battle of Flowers to honor the heros of the Alamo, now called Fiesta.
|Farmhouse at San Antonio Botanical Gardens|
|Live oak trees at Lukenbach, Texas post office|
But I was taken aback by the beauty of the live oak trees that cover the hillsides and grow in most yards. The trees are quite contorted and the older ones are majestic.
|Yes, I was there, too.|