The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

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which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Swingers Gather Outside Our Window -
Jackson EZ Birdswing Enlarged

I noticed the array of screw-hooks under the eaves would support a very wide birdswing - 72 inches. (That's six feet for those who graduated from Mordor Seminary in Mequon.)

I went to Lowe's for the express purpose of spoiling the birds and getting some potting soil for the latest plants. Yesterday was shirt-sleeve weather, 71 degrees.

They were discounting sunflower seeds already, so I also got a corn kernel block for the squirrels. The block went to the platform feeder and kept them away from investigating the new bird configuration. The squirrels also have their own feeder, but they epitomize greed and gluttony.

At Lowe's, I explained my need for a six-feet threaded rod, and the staffer found it at once. He was pretty old - at least as old as I am, so I explained my mission. Youngsters are so judgmental.

"I am expanding my birdswing to six feet. I hang two chains from the eaves and put the threaded rod through it."

He lit up and said, "Neat."

I expected the birds to stay away from the new swing, because of their shyness, so I filled the hanging feeder to the brim, spread seeds around the area, and added some to the corn kernel block.

This morning we had more Cardinals than ever before. It was cold and blustery, overcast with clouds. Several male cardinals and three female cardinals went back and forth, to the swing and Butterfly Bush and feeder.

One reader said, "If I had that set-up, I would not get any work done. I would watch them all day long."

Cardinals are enchanting.