We are so blessed to have the senses to take in and appreciate the colors, textures, fragrance and sounds of a scene like this.
We have been chronicling the growth of the artichoke plants in the garden, and the artichokes have arrived!
The California poppy, our state flower, is well-represented in the Monastery garden.
The season's first Peace rose, known as the Rhea rose, planted in memory of a canine monk who lived out her life and died at the Monastery
Pulling back the bed cover reveals a gorgeous bed of colorful lettuce overseen by a volunteer group of poppies.
The Mexican primrose are adding their delicate softness to the edge of the courtyard creek.