Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (October’s August: time for war ed.)

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These are the flowers of October beans. They stay around for quite a while, providing bees (who get annoyed with humming birds) and fighter-attack humming birds (who instantaneously go into all out war mode upon seeing bees) with that over which they enjoy a good battle.

The beans are enormous, their existence pretty much denied by everyone. I had pictures of them up on a previous blog published from the hermitage, and a reader denied the possibility asking that I send a few exemplars his way. I did. He wrote back a very apologetic letter saying he shouldn’t have doubted that the Lord could create such beauties. Just a handful will make a great soup for the day.

I imagine the Immaculate Conception would have made some really good soups of all kinds for Jesus and any and all orphan kids in the town. You can also extend soup for another mouth to feed. October beans, being so big, would be just the thing.

Of course, these beans wont be ready until – you guessed it – October. But they can be saved all year. Let me see, what’s that feast in October dedicated to something to do with our Lady? That feast day also has something to do with a certain kind of flowers and… and… with a famously epic battle that changed the entire course of history. Such violence! Our Lady knows all about it. October beans flowers are most appropriate for her. I’m sure you guessed what that feast day is by now and how that feast day came about… Time for fill-in-the-blank fun:

What was the most useful weapon of war in that battle called? ____________

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7 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (October’s August: time for war ed.)

  1. nancyv

    (buzzer sound!!!) or is it the Rosary of the Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mary?
    I should have stuck with my first inclination to answer: The Rosary.
    Anyway-

  2. pelerin

    We chose that Feast Day for our Wedding Day – October 7th 1966 – the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

  3. nancyv

    The Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

  4. sanfelipe007

    Hooray, it’s a tie!

  5. DeaconB

    The Battle of Lepanto

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