This afternoon, after lots of hauling logs on my shoulders from all around to the hermitage after cutting them up in managable sections, then cutting these to stove length, and stacking them, and repeating all that a bunch of times, I was pretty exhausted. So I just fell to the ground where I was for just a few minutes of rest. Hermits can do that you know. In looking up, I saw some Fall colors:
We’re just now after the peak for the Fall colors, as the leaves are quickly falling to the ground, especially after the freezing weather that came with hurricane Sandy.
Now, falling to the ground for a rest is rather annoying for dog who thinks she has to watch over the health and well being of yours truly. Remember, she adopted me, not the other way around. She debating whether or not she has to investigate to see whether I’m still alive or not:
“Still alive? Well, alright then.”
“In that case, let me whistle at… what’s that?! Look! Look! Look!”
The camera wasn’t quick enough to get a non-blurry shot of this Eastern Phoebe. Little thing. I think it’s the same one that was in and around the hermitage at this time last year. They like to scoot in and around wood piles looking for tasty bugs to eat (of which there are very, very many).
Here’s a googled version of the same:
All in all, a good couple of minutes to get my breath back.
Then it was back to work, trying to say a few prayers for and send some blessings for various priests I know that are in difficult circumstances. There are many. Satan is very active, harassing priests, trying to distract them from the one thing necessary, which is to be one in mind and heart and soul with our High Priest, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One described his experience in this way: “The lights are going out everywhere.”
Jesus has conquered. But join me, if you will, in saying a Hail Mary for them all: Hail Mary…