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 an avian Ritz-Carlton outside my office window. I have now only an avian … Wendy’s (or perhaps better… Culver’s).
That said, here are a few shots of Ray and his trusty sidekick Rayette.
Rayette likes to look in my window. She isn’t as twitchy as Ray. Or should I say that she isn’t as bright as Ray?
She isn’t the only one who looks in my window. A few nights ago I found Rocket J. Squirrel on the ledge, the little voyeur.
This is the only sort of squirrel able to make it to the feeder.
Meanwhile, and apropos nothing, here is a pig on a bridge, who was part of the Christmas tree decorations – the accompanying presepio – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Every Christmas display needs a pig on a bridge.
And, watch this segue, here is The Marriage of the Virgin by Michelino da Besozzo from about 1430.
Above it all, there is a bird, a dove, looking on from its little perch. The seems to have a… halo… no? Yes? Holy Spirit? Sitting on a perch? I don’t recall that in other renderings of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.
Finally, apropos of even less, someone sent a photo of some Z-Swag “in the wild”! I enjoy these photos from out there in the world.
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I was asked for more about The Bridge Pig.
Here is a closer view.
But if you think the Nativity Swine is spiffy, try this!
Did your Christmas scene at home or in your parish have this?
A monkey with cymbals.