November 18, 2016

My favorite hideaway when I need some extra quiet and prayer is a “Secret Garden.”  A small oasis located in the Missouri Botanical Garden, it’s surrounded by a hedge that provides just enough solitude and silence. It never fails to calm my spirit.

So it was that a week ago I made my way there. The sun was bright and the air crisp. Breathing deeply as I entered the garden, I was astonished to see iris blooming. In November? Feeling like Moses with the burning bush, I felt I had to get closer to this unusual sight. Sure enough, dazzling iris were blooming and beautiful.  And as the accompanying sign declared, these were reblooming iris. They bloom in the spring, but also have the ability...

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