Another welcome summer feature in our high desert setting are “four o’clocks,” a wild flower growing in various places around our property. This flower typically blooms for only a few hours each day.
The four-o’clock’s beautiful bell-shaped purple flower can’t really be counted on for flower arrangements, because of its erratic blooming and the flower’s very short stem.
Though in our pastures where the sheep and donkey graze, the four o’clocks are ignored. That seems to add to the proliferation of this perennial in our fields.
As July 2021 is coming to a close, we are getting some rainfall almost every day, for which we are grateful.
We continue to keep you in our prayers and we count on yours.
Abbot Christian and the monks