This week brought us some excursions “over the creek and through the woods…”
GAUDEAMUS DAY OUTING!
Wednesday brought us a gaudeamus day in honor of our 65th foundation anniversary. With a large chunk of time on our hands and the sound of crispy leaves under our feet we set out…
All enjoy the smell of the Virginia Mountain Mint plant…By the way, why does this Virginia plant grow in Western Kentucky?
Ever seen an eerie form walking in the woods? Well, we have groves of these “Devil’s Walking Sticks”… Sr. Mary Magdalen is keeping watch…
“The Dinosaur Tree”
Ahh civilization again…
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
(er…off the road again…second outing this week…)
FEASTDAY OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY
First we have to introduce Anne. She briefly made an appearance at the corn party. (Please keep up those prayers for St. Joseph’s intercession so she can sell her home and seriously discern Passionist life!)
As you can see she came back so we promptly took her into the deep woods and she actually seems happy about it. She even made it through the briar patch with only one thorn in her hand!
Sr. Rose Marie got a little giddy looking down; she wasn’t feeling so well…get it…”well”…ahhhh…
Years back, when we first relocated to this rural setting in 1995 we hiked all over the property “reconnoitering the land”. We came upon this old well (or is it a cistern?). It is said that there are a number of wells like this in these parts.
It would be so interesting to know WHO did it, WHEN they did it and HOW they did it. Incredible work of art.
Ummm…Sister I think those rocks are moving under you…
We stopped for a rest in the creek bed on the way back to the monastery…
Ahh…we finally found the monastery! and we made it in time for Sr. John Mary to get changed and make oatmeal before Vespers.