Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Like snow, edition)

It snowed in mid-July in central Minnesota when I was a kid. Just a freak incident. It’s mid-July in Western North Carolina right now, and it “snows” every year at this time here. There are trees – I don’t know what they are called – which shed trillions of tiny cup shaped white flowers, perhaps just an 1/8 of an inch wide. They pile up. In the picture up top you see one of the trees next to the neighbors to the hermitage. These aren’t flowers you can pick. When they really start dropping, perhaps a small garden shovel would be more appropriate. It’s one of those things which just make you think of the goodness of God. All for you, Mary.

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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Like snow, edition)

  1. Lioba

    This beautiful tree is a Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum). The little bell-shaped flowers are like those of its distant relative, heather. Sourwood honey is said to be particularly good — my parents always looked for a roadside stand selling it when we were driving around in your area. So … a lovely gift for Our Lady!

  2. sanfelipe007

    I will understand if you do not publish my previous (and this) comment, since there may be a reason you have not covered the Shroud, before, in a post.

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