Above: the “Before” Ash Wednesday picture next door to the rectory.
Below: the “After” Ash Wednesday picture next door to the rectory. Same tree.
However, the Lord’s admonition is that we are to be of bright and cheerful face! ;-)
But what if I feel like the tree in the “After” picture? … … …
Hah! Even then I know the Immaculate Conception has all the while and continues to intercede also for me perfectly. So, flowers for her! (Um… like the ones “Before” even if we feel like the flowers “After”.)