For the first time, two yucca plants outside our Monastery church are blooming in the full summer sun. For several years the plants have been growing in size, but this is the first year they are producing flowers. It is an impressive sight.

With stems some ten feet tall, the distinctive white blossoms of the yucca last for many weeks once they bloom.

The yucca is the state flower of New Mexico, though it can be found in many parts of North America.

Below the church, and visible in the photo here, are two of our horses, Canela and Poncho, part of our peaceable kingdom.

Greetings and prayers.

Abbot Christian and the monks