As mid-June arrives, so too daylilies in our cloister garden. Somewhat illusive flowers, some times blooming and sometimes not, they contribute to the display of God’s great color scheme in the midst of desert beauty.

Much of the Southwest is experiencing a heatwave of late, with relief in sight only next week perhaps. High temperatures, lack of rain and regular gusty winds are not good news for already drought conditions.

Our prayers continue for rain and for all who depend on their livelihood by cultivation of the land.

Abbot Christian and the monks