Monday, October 8, 2012

Autumn abundance

A weekend drive on Rte 20, just 6 miles east of the Mount, brought us to this "roadside stand." More like a full roadside autumn display! It shows the recent harvest from the Klenz Farm and is a beauty to behold. The September full moon, the annual Harvest Moon, was September 22nd and we've been seeing the local bounty everywhere--the Welch's grapes, of course, but also the crops from local gardens, both small and large. I hope you can enjoy local produce in your area, too. WOW!

On Sunday, October 7th a ceremony was held in Rome naming the 12th century Benedictine abbess, St. Hildegard of Bingen, the fourth female Doctor of the Catholic Church. We had a wonderful celebration Sunday evening and have been spreading the good news of Hildegard for the past 3-4 months.