Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road.
Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop did … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 2 – Un pò di ‘relax’

I am just hanging out without controversy swamp fever. Sometimes I just need to breathe.
Coffee at Sant’Eustachio with some folks who wanted to go. I stepped outside to let them finish and ran into Card. Zen. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Old Chasuble Edition

I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend.
In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition.
Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century.

Closer.

A detail from … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Strigine Edition

I have written of owls before.  I once shared a winter encounter I had with a Great Gray, seared into my mind’s eye.  I also shared photos of the old “Owl Room”, the guest room, at the legendary Sabine Farm … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Motor City Edition

I am in Detroit! I just finished giving talks on sacred art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a great museum.
Now that I can visit a gallery, I noticed a splendid Christological Goldfinch!
Here is a painting by Benozzo Gozzoli from … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Newly discovered ancient Byzantine edition

A reader sent me a link to an article at The Mail about a newly discovered mosaic floor of a 1500 year-old Byzantine church some 30 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel.
There are lots of photos available, but here is one … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Of cardinals and pigs and … grilling….

A reader asked about “Ray”.  ”Ray” is every Cardinal (the member of the finch family) who has occasionally appeared on these electronic pages.
Since I moved from the Sabine Farm to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, I have not had … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Yes, another XPGF and The Eyes have it

At the Met in NYC you will see a Madonna and Child with Sts Philip and Agnes.

Herein is our little Savior with His Christological Goldfinch.

Those of you who are new here may wonder what in creation I am … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Of Storks and Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians

Do you remember the fable by Aesop about the Fox and the Stork?  Sometimes it is the Fox and the Crane.
The fox invited the stork to supper.  Fox serves a bowl of soup. Fox can lap from the bowl, but … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Goldfinch Sighting!

I am at the Detroit Institute of Art for the day. After the court decision, some of the art here will surely be sold off. Ah the fruit of the decades long efforts of liberal democrats!
In any event…
This … Continue reading

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