Monday, February 10, 2014

Thank goodness for blips

St. Scholastica in the chapel of
the Benedictine Sisters of Clyde, Missouri.

Today is the Feast of Scholastica in the Church calendar and I say, "Thank goodness for blips"---breaks in the winter that seems to have no end! No end to cold days, greyness and, yes, snow, snow and more beautiful snow. The many feast days (blips) in January, February and March bring with them beautiful prayer, special meals and desserts and overall enjoyment (all indoors, of course). A welcome relief from the list above. (I'm already looking forward to the triple in March: the 17th, 19th and 21st--all in one week.)

And then there are always "surprises" such as this very unusual shot for me: a female cardinal. She is so skittish I almost never see her settled for long, but lo and behold, there she was this weekend and the camera got her. Nice surprise!