This superb painting combines several southwest themes into one surreal, colorful and compelling picture. In the background, you can see the towering Arizona Mesas, sparkling red in the distance and lit by that glorious setting sun. Part of the Colorado Plateau, Mesas lifted over 3 million years ago.
Since then, erosion by wind, rain, and snowmelt has exposed the layers of sediment (mainly sandstone) to form the spectacular red rock formations we see today. Mission San Xavier del Bac provides a beckoning presence nestled on the valley floor, surrounded by fields of corn and orchards.Known as the "White Dove of the Desert, " the church is done in white adobe with a sand-colored ornate entrance, which is striking against the cacti-filled desert. Inside, frescos, statues, and sculptures bring history to life with such beauty even non-religious visitors can appreciate it.
It is considered one of the best examples of Spanish Colonial architecture surviving in the US. The site is also known in Native American tribal language as where the water goes in.
During part of the year, the water in the Santa Cruz River comes up to the surface a few miles south. It then submerges a few miles north, providing sustenance for the lush desert valley landscape as it goes. The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and desert fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the theme of the image, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Puzzles\Contemporary Puzzles\Jigsaw". The seller is "myramit" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.