Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last days of summer

These last days of pre-Labor Day summer are slow and easy--even though our summer of 2010 temperatures remain unusually hot (85-90) most days. Here are three shots of some everyday things around the Mount that caught my eye and I wanted to share them with you.

This first is a group of coxcomb that one of our gardeners planted from seeds I gave her from a friend in the midwest. Surprisingly they grew and are vivid in their coloring and height--straight up about 12-15"-- towering over the border of impatience.

Last weekend the Erie branch of Church Women United marked their 120th anniversary. Their group began in 1890. The celebration was held here in the Mount chapel and our Sr. Mary Louis was recognized as a 2010 Valiant Woman.

Additionally they had a tree planted on our property--a darling little (6 feet tall) evergreen. It's on the east side and, as luck would have it, right outside my bedroom window. So far it's making it!

Finally, here's a new addition: a Jewish doorplate, a mezuzah. This one says, "Peace to this House" and is on the door to the prioress's room. We picked it up at the Jewish Museum in Cleveland when we were there for the LCWR exhibit.