In the midst of desert beauty, we never tire of the sights of Spring, nor of the other three seasons for that matter. Spring certainly carries a distinctive face and scent, which we always welcome in late April or early May. Today’s photo is from our cloister garden, which at this moment is a little oasis that our living quarters surround. While admittedly what you see was planted by us humans, it still demonstrates the harmony of God’s creation and the work of human hands.
The Prophet Isaiah said it so well. “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus the desert shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing” (Isaiah 35:1-2). That sums up well our experience of Spring thus far in this year of our Lord 2023.
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Abbot Christian and the monks