This is the second field of purple I’ve noticed in these first few days of Lent. One is near the rectory. One is near the church. This amazes me as a Minnesota boy. Pretty much every single year as a kid I remember there being two weeks in early-mid February when the temperatures would be 32 below zero at night and 17 below zero in the daytime, with another few days in the midst of those two weeks being 52 below zero at night and 32 below zero in the daytime. The numbers were really consistent. Everything was slate gray. But here in WNC, there are flowers, and their color follows the liturgical season, in mid-February. Amazing. Putting up these posts for Mary puts me on edge, always on the lookout for flowers for Jesus’ good mom. That’s not a bad thing, methinks. Do you have flowers for the Immaculate Conception where you are in the world? Are you on edge to be on the lookout for flowers for Jesus’ good mom? It’s a good thing, methinks.