Sunday, January 7, 2018

Always welcome: Ordinary Time

The Christmas season ends today and blessed "ordinary time" returns (for 4-5 weeks until an early Lent will interrupt it).

Today's Epiphany celebration was marvelous, complete with a heartfelt "Shepherds and Kings" that we wait all year to sing on this one day. Then, at the end of Mass we had "Go Tell It On the Mountain" with the congregation becoming part of the accompaniment with their clapping in time with our music. Great fun!

An eye-catching arrangement of icicles on our building.

A friend feeds the birds all winter courtesy of 6 bird feeders on her backyard trees. She has quite a number of cardinals as regular visitors. I was too far away--and shooting through a window--to get a good shot, but they were stunning against the snow.