Happy Christmas to all the critters!
It is so cold outside I put out extra food for the critters and lighted lanterns - not that the lanterns will give much heat, but it looks warmer. I may light a fire tonight - I bought a small fire pit for the holidays and haven't used it yet, so maybe for the feast of Stephen. Mrs. Rabitowitz is sitting at the foot of the steps as I write. I put out apples and walnuts and sunflower seeds, with some grapes. St. Francis used to put out food for critters on Christmas, and St. Martin De Porres always fed the wild life in the garden. When you do stuff like that you can't help but recall how many sleep rough, the homeless, those who live in their cars, and those people dispossessed of shelter and home, and even a homeland.