Sunday, July 23, 2017

Florida Life

We returned this evening from a few days in Florida at St. Leo's University having attended a symposium centering around a program in which we participated. For the past three years, women in initial formation (and directors) have been meeting online with other Benedictine women in initial formation across the country. These days were the culmination of the project, and a wonderful time was had gathering together. Beyond quality time with others, I personally enjoyed a bit of hot, humid outside time taking in the nature in a different part of the country.

First, the sky:
The most glorious sunset over the lake...

And the lingering glory the next morning

Moving onto flowers:
Bird of Paradise 

Something I couldn't identify...help!

Then, animals:
Small lizards darting EVERYWHERE...I was told they are anole lizards. 

Delicate snails 

Soaring seahawk 

Perched hawk on volleyball net!

Aquaponic tilapia...a ministry of one of the sisters at Holy Name Monastery where we visited

Hungry Sandhill cranes 

And a rather beautiful photo of them that I did not take!

Now, we're home again...

Let us walk in the holy presence.