Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Aww! Such cutie pie babies! edition)

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Hey! The Day Lilies are out in force! This one is especially for the Immaculate Conception as it is growing next to “Brake-Man”, the guy made from welded-together brakes. He’s next to her in front of the rectory. “Brake-Man” reminds me of Adam and how he but the brakes on all of us with original sin. But Mary, Jesus’ good mom, was free of original sin.

Oh, I forgot to tell you. Brake-Man, Adam, is covered over with greenery. But, let’s take a closer look. I think I hear something… What’s this?

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I think I count six of them. The eggs were speckled blue. The mother seems to be speckled brown in color…

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They’ll soon be singing their hearts out for Mary, as held by Adam, Brake-Man.

I recall my ordination to the priesthood in the middle of Winter. Totally unexpectedly – and many mentioned this to me afterward – song birds by the zillions had descended upon the lawn outside the chapel at time of the ordination and were singing their hearts out until the end of Mass and then departed. Mind you, this isn’t because I was being ordained, to become an alter Christus, but rather for Mary, who had interceded under the cross even for the likes of such a wretched wretch as me, and isn’t she good for doing that? Yes. And she did that for all of us. These cutie pies are just outside the chapel window at the rectory. :-)

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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Aww! Such cutie pie babies! edition)

  1. nancyv

    Those little birdies singing outside during your ordination were angels rejoicing with Mary.

  2. Monica Harris

    This post makes me very happy—a good Sign.

    Please keep Shadow-dog and kitty-and bob-cats away from the the nest. And see if Mother Bird will let you do update photo.

  3. Little birds are a delight to behold.

    Most years blackbirds nest within the trees or bushes within my garden. This year several other types of bird have been present in and over our small garden. Some of them even casing out the garden for a suitable nesting place. This included Ducks who changed their mind and moved on, a buzzard which flies low and majestically over the garden (settling in two different oak trees) and Magpies who decided to nest in a tree near to the blackbird nest.

    The magpies are in charge (at least when humans are not around). The magpies always fly off when they see me or my husband, whereas the little birds are content and sing to their heart’s content.

    Yesterday morning I was out of the house for an hour and when I got home the bird activity in the garden had changed. The male blackbird was present but no longer singing and his main activity was chasing off (non aggressively) another male blackbird.

    I knew that the magpies had raided the nest for the blackbird chicks to feed their own young. Magpies are part of the corvidae species of birds, all of which are intelligent. I guess the pair of them were biding their time and noticed I was absent before raiding the nest.

    The good news is that the lady blackbird spent today gathering twigs and grass for a new nest, not far away from the previous one. The male blackbird was looking over the proceedings, ensuring that she was safe.

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