nature

Trini-Trees, like the Trinity, Are a Mystery

By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC

It’s possible that I descended from the Germanic tree-worshipping druids. How else can I explain why trees captivate me?

During a retreat at the Adorers’ motherhouse in Ruma, Illinois, shortly after the Feast of the Holy Trinity, I discovered trees with three trunks that have graced our grounds for years, but that I just noticed. Big trees, medium-sized trees and saplings, these “trini-trees” were hiding in plain sight, waiting for me to notice their tri-trunks growing into branches.

 

Lights During Daytime

By Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC

from freeimages.comA couple of years ago, I started to document “Life in Ordinary Time” through photos that capture the everyday images – throughout the seasons — of my yard, garden and surrounding Shaw neighborhood, as well as nearby Tower Grove Park.

I sat on my front steps one sunny, dusty Fall afternoon waiting for my neighbor, Paul, to deliver free, energy-efficient porch light bulbs that were donated by our electric company.

While I waited, I watched Danny and Bryan, two good neighbors, blow leaves from the sidewalks into the street.