First, many thanks to you who have voted for WDTPRS in the many categories of the Catholic Media Awards! Please let your friends know about the voting and ask them to help WDTPRS.
Also, I am deeply grateful to the MA of CA for using my amazon.com wish list to send me the copy of Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism by Paula Fredriksen. While this is not directly related to my main interests in Augustine, it is good to have this. A trusted colleague told me that the book as merits. People bring up Augustine on Jews once in a while. It is good to have this resource.
Some of you have been so kind as to send donations through the donation button on the left sidebar and on some posts, for example, on the PRAYERCAzT and PODCAzT entries and some of the entries on the Sabine bird feeder. Some also have used the little "cup of coffee" link on the sidebar.
Both the birds and I are grateful. These winged gluttons can really eat. Your donations have helped to keep them going. This was very important during the winter and early spring, especially. There are many more birds here this year and many more varieties than I have seen in the past. Thank you!
Speaking of the feeder….
Here is Mrs. Rose-breasted Grosbeak having a little preen in between feasts.
This chipmunk is baffled.
I haven’t seen this before. Two male Orioles feeding at the same.
I suppose they haven’t paired up with mates yet and are therefore less territorial.
Just a nice and peaceful view from the window late in the afternoon.
To those of you who have sent things or made donations, please know that I remember you in prayer, as is fitting for benefactors, and from time to time I say Mass for the intention of those who have been so kind. I will do this again on Friday, the Ember Friday of Pentecost.