We had a great retreat this past weekend with women from Good News Partners, a real inspiration and encouragement for us. I should write more about that when I have some time.

Also the butterflies have arrived. Swallowtails like the phlox outside our back window, and dangle from the long stalks. And on my walk yesterday I kept seeing these gatherings of small yellow butterflies on the roadside. As I approached they would suddenly scatter, filling the air around me with careening splashes of yellow.