Taking the road less traveled often provides big rewards. The last time I was in Santa Barbara my friend Joanne and I decided to take a back road on the outskirts of the city to see where it would take us. Making decisions at forks in the road is fun and surprises can pop up around the next bend. I stopped to take pictures of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on the outskirts of Montecito and when I walked into the courtyard found this beautiful gate with hibiscus growing around it.
"The Blue Gate" © Kathy Dunham 2008