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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: birds
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
For those of you who may wonder why some posts have “The Feeder Feed” in the title, this idiosyncratic practice stems from the time when I had lots of bird feeders across from the windows of my office. I miss … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
I no longer have the big and varied feeders that I once did at The Sabine Farm, but I do have a small feeder on the window here at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue. As result I don’t have … Continue reading
I haven’t been able to post feeder updates because … well … because. Here is a variation I use when on the road. Behold an Attic Black-Figure pelike, or wine jar. This probably shows a variation on the theme of … Continue reading
I have had some new arrivals. The hummingbirds have shown up in force. Mr. Ruby-throated Hummer. The Missus. Oooops… no, that’s an Oriole muscling in on the feeder. The Orioles have been rather bold this year, even hanging around pretty … Continue reading
I haven’t posted much about the birds at the feeder. This, and a recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Art, gives me a chance to use a feature the blog’s software offers and which I have never used. Here … Continue reading
I saw a swallow today, but they move pretty fast and wasn’t able to get a photo. I’ll try again later. The sighting of a swallow at the turn of the time from winter to spring is particularly auspicious. (Get … Continue reading
Combining favorite things. This isn’t at the Feeder as much as it is at Christie’s auction block. Singing Bird Pistols. Ingenious. Man can be so clever. They sold for $5.8 million.
The feeder is busy right now, since there has been a cold snap. This year I have Redpolls. This cold fellow is a Junco. They are mostly ground feeders. Here is one sitting in a bush outside my kitchen window. … Continue reading
It seems to me such a slow news day that I should… I dunno… tell jokes or maybe post a picture of some birds.
There was a great sun dog which I was able recently to enjoy. Today I saw a lone Common Redpoll! They haven’t been around for a couple years. It is nice to see a new visitor from time to time. … Continue reading
Some shots from the Feeder. The Chickadees were on a cruise, I think. They are back now, and in large numbers. I don’t know how they get those sunflower seeds open, but they do. Still life with flying life. Ray. … Continue reading
I have finally received proof that birds really are modern dinosaurs. A reader sent me this photo.
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Because of a special prayer intention right now I have just entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary followed by the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading
It has been a while since I have posted about the feeder. During a recent cold snap, this Chickadee puffed up to keep in the heat. Many thanks to readers who contributed with donations. During a recent sale I was … Continue reading
It is cooooold here and all the visitors are doing their puff-ball imitation. They fluff up their feathers to hold in their body heat. They need a lot to eat in this sort of weather, and they are eating! Some … Continue reading
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina,I haven’t posted about the feeder lately. Here are a few of the latest shots. It is cold and snowy here. As a result the birds are eating a great deal. When don’t they eat a lot? … Continue reading
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV”. I don’t control the ads. Sorry. I use Adblock Plus for Firefox, which works just fine! The stream might get cut off from time to time and I can’t monitor it all … Continue reading