Somehow, even in a shadow below the hermitage ridge, the fruit trees have been in full bloom, hoping against hope that bees will be help them out. But I’ve not seen one bee round about anywhere at all. Somehow we’ve been dodging the colder weather, dodging the snow and ice. The bees seem to have a better calendar than the weather cycle and are staying put in their hives. What’s a fruit tree to do? Even self pollinating trees need bees. But maybe one or two have ventured out. We will see.
Anyway, this tree has been successful in it’s flowers for the Immaculate Conception, even if the project of the flowers are not successful. The weather does what it does and the flowers do what they do. All have been faithful. God doesn’t necessarily want us to be successful. He does want us to be faithful. Faithfulness is always a flower for the Immaculate Conception.