23 June 2010

A beautiful June day...

It's 98 degrees outside, but the courtyard between the church and school is always a lovely spot, and it never seems quite so hot there, with the sound of the fountain and the small waterfall flowing into the fish pond.  The roses are blooming, but the blossoms do suffer from the heat.  The water lillies, however, seem to be thriving, and there are lots of buds just below the surface of the water getting ready to push up and bloom.  The shrine in the distance, marking the place where Mass was first offered on the site, always adds to the feeling of peace...