As we move through May, we are being treated with more flowering trees and blooming forsythia. Today’s photo was taken from outside the Abbot’s office. In the cloister garden, peonies will soon be ready to grace that space and to decorate the church.
Predictably, Spring is noticeably “allergy season,” and we are sneezing more than usual. This too will pass!
After many days of calm and sunny days, we have had a rather windy day on May 10th, causing some amount of dust in the atmosphere. More reason to sneeze!
Apart from that, we are staying well and in the midst of desert beauty, visitors and  private retreatants are coming to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this decidedly stunning corner of God’s creation.
With this comes the greetings and prayers of our community and we are grateful for your prayers as well.
Abbot Christian and the monks