The USMC Attack Helicopter 1Z Viper SuperCobra usually isn’t the very first thing I think about when I would like to give a flower to the Immaculate Conception, but it was the first thing that came to mind today. It happens that a priest I’ve known for decades from the Asian sub-continent sent in this cobra flower he saw on whatsapp. It’s the first time it has bloomed in 36 years. If I remember correctly, he once told me that he has plenty of such serpents around his rectory. Yikes! I’m sure he wouldn’t want to get close to them with a mere camera. He sent this in specifically as a flower for the Immaculate Conception:
Our Lord Jesus, who created such a flower as this for the delight of His good mom, really has very much fun I think. He first of all placed enmity between Satan and “The Woman” of Genesis 3:15. That would be the Immaculate Conception.
The flower below with the bee is, he says, from the church yard. A bit more tame, you think? Perhaps not. Don’t they look like Snap Dragons? Yikes! again.