"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Backyard Wildlife

Momentarily frightening away the birds, the wild gerbil refreshes himself at the miraculous cistern.
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  1. Terry, you're the greatest.

  2. Your yard is amazing. Amazing!

    We kill everything we plant either directly or indirectly. Either way, it's going down.

  3. Most wondrous, Mr. Terry!:<)!

  4. You, Terry, are amazing. ^_^

  5. There are other 'things' in the yard too...

  6. Austringer11:23 AM

    Lots of critters like these are real cute-like -- until they start eating everything in sight. Being more or less in a rural area (a horse pasture borders our proerty, and farmers a block away have cows), wildlife is not so much a novelty, but a daily delight (five different species of woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, grosbeaks, catbirds, hawks, indigo buntings, phoebes, etc). The chipmunks, though, moved past the "delight" stage very quickly -- I planted 75 strawberries last year, and this year was to be the first big crop. I've been watching all the berries form for weeks now. And then, in a span of two days, all gone -- all eaten by chipmunks. Curses, curses!

  7. Austringer1:03 PM

    OK, Terry - now having seen your latest post, I see now that the "wild gerbil" probably has a little tag with washing instructions attached to it. I'm gullible...here I thought you had a chipmunk or some such critter!


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