Friday, August 5, 2011

Late summer

At this point in August, we always notice a distinct change in the weather. Nights are cooler and the intense heat of summer seems to have passed. Flocks of crows invade the orchard behind the Abbey church to peck at fallen apples. And already some plants are drying and yellowing. The lore passed down by generations of the monks is that after Our Lady's feastday on August 15th the summer is really over.