. . . and the Bees

. . . and the Bees

It has been busier than a beehive here lately.  Saturday morning, we had two worker bees here grinding the stumps from the trees we cut down out front.  Sunday afternoon, several more worker bees were busy moving some furniture around in the front offices.  Wednesday,...
The Birds . . .

The Birds . . .

The bird watch continues at the bird buffet. In fact, the most common lunchtime discussions revolve around the birds spotted and heard at St. Anthony’s. JustBob and Jackie H. seem to be the resident experts on all things avian, but Tracy is learning to recognize the...
Signs of Change

Signs of Change

There are many signs of change in and around St. Anthony’s these days. Despite winter’s efforts to reassert itself earlier in the week, signs of spring are everywhere: flowers are shooting up in the gardens, buds are bursting forth on the trees, and the grass is...
Age-Old Questions

Age-Old Questions

Each spring, this age-old question seems to pop into my head on a regular basis: Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is? If this Chronicler was inclined to take some literary license, the 2021 St. Anthony’s version would go more like this:...
Mother Nature’s Gracious Gifts

Mother Nature’s Gracious Gifts

It is spring clean-up time here at St. Anthony’s. Last spring, the residents were spending the COVID lockdown cleaning up the multitude of tree limbs that winter storms had snapped off of the pine trees in front. The clean-up efforts last year netted six very large...
Life After Death

Life After Death

Around the Christian world, it is Holy Week, the annual commemoration of the final days of Jesus’ life and the beginning of his, and our, new life. Here at St. Anthony’s, it is also the second week of spring, nature’s annual recreation of life after the apparent death...