Tag Archives: My Big Backyard

God Made The Little Spider, That In Turn Made This Amazing Web…

Unfortunately, most of it has broken and what is left can barely be seen. But if you look closely, you see can how the spider triangulated the moorings of the web, from the little bowed end of the hemlock branch … Continue reading

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When Spring Came, I Cut My Fig Tree Down. Then, God Took Over…

A couple of years back, I shared a post here about my love of figs and how my experience with a fig tree kinda, sorta, mirrored the parable found in Luke’s gospel. Remember it? Good times. Two seasons later, in … Continue reading

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Meet “Audrey” the Praying Mantis…

Last Fall, I shared a little post on a camouflaged praying mantis that liked my car. I named him “Mikey.” Well now my daughter, who is quickly becoming something of a photography buff, has snapped some shots of another mantis … Continue reading

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There Are Zombies (For Reals!), and They are Ants…

The photograph above is creepy, ain’t it? But seeing as how the researchers don’t say that these fellows are cannibalistic, ant-eating zombie ants, I think I can still sleep well tonight. Because, as you well know by now, Catholics dig … Continue reading

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For All Creatures, Great and Small

This is Reason #374 why I don’t live in “the big city.” I rumbled up the driveway in the Mustang, and as I lined her up to back into the garage, I spied “Mikey” in all his camouflaged glory crawling … Continue reading

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The Fig Harvest Begins!

‎And Amos answered and said to Amasias:”I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.” Ok, so they’re cultivated in my case. Either way, here at Casa del … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About “Herding Dogs”

Without a strong master, they are worthless. Destructive. Bored. Good for nothing but trouble. These descriptions, for those who have owned (or do own) herding dogs, would be the end of this post. Their experience with dogs like these would … Continue reading

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The Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon by Anonymous. Arranged by Barney E. Warren (pub. 1911) Lord Jesus, my sweet Rose of Sharon, My Prophet, my Priest, and my King— To Thee I will sing all my praises, For blessings Thy mercy doth … Continue reading

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