Surprise Morning View From the Garden

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

Shortly after we prayed Lauds and Terce, some Sisters out for exercise enjoyed an unexpected treat watching a hot air balloon near the monastery. The burners could be heard as it descended for a landing nearby.  These largely silent aircraft move quietly with the air currents, a beauty that doesn’t disturb the peace around the pastures and hills. We hope they landed safely and loved the airborne view East Tennessee affords along this part of the Holston River. It’s gorgeous even in a misty rain.