Sunday May 19th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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188 Responses to Sunday May 19th – Open Thread

  1. jane says:

    Amazing! And the osprey cam, near us in Denver area- check it out – It’s at a nest that has been used yearly by various combinations of osprey couples, each year returning to have their babies. Three eggs were laid this year- 1 and 2 have hatched, and #3 just yesterday. It’s amazing to watch either live or the snipets of video highlights from the day, in turn endearing- dad bringing the food (fish) back to the nest, either for mom to eat and then feed the chicks, or sometimes if she’s busy sitting on the nest he’ll feed her bites- and at times suspenseful – when a predator comes by, or will chick #3 finally get a bite at this feeding?- his siblings are getting it all! And at times funny- when rearranging the sticks in the nest and someone gets bonked. or when dad once brought a rock to the nest and mom looked at him like “What the heck is that?” and he picks off the lakeweed and her eyes say “And what are you going to do with that thing?”

    And heart-warming – sun has set, all are fed, mom is looking at the camera and after the very busy day being such a good mom, you can see her eyes start to glaze over and close, then her head goes down. And mama falls asleep, with her tinies safely beneath her and dad on the resting perch nearby, watching over them.

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    • Janie M. says:

      jane, in addition to following the nest of the Red-Tailed hawk mated pair on Cornell’s campus, it has also followed, for a number of years, also via live cam, the nest of a mated pair of Osprey’s in Missoula, MT via University of Montana. I have never followed that particular nest. I transitioned to the Red-Tailed hawks after following their Barn Owl nest in Texas for about 3-4 years, via live cam… had to leave it, became too heart-breaking to watch the last hatched owl (we always named it Tiny) die of starvation and/or get eaten by its much bigger siblings.

      Anyway, here is the link to the MT Ospreys live cam:

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    • piper567 says:

      Jane, we have a huge cell tower down the road where ospreys persist in nesting…offspring seem to survive just fine…nest has been there for 9 years now.
      Each year the male arrives first, and daily he perches, waiting until his mate shows up. They then tidy up, and nesting activity begins.

      Several years ago, the tower needed maintenance, and for access, workers completely dismantled and removed the nest.
      That year when the male showed up, he sat for 6 days before his mate arrived. They then set about rebuilding the nest…it took them 6 days before they were satisfied.

      I pass the site almost daily, and as there is a lake very close by, the feeding and fledging
      is annually on display.
      It is a very congested area, and its heartening that so may drivers slow down to check out this annual blessing.
      Many people speculate on the arrival date of the male, and one lakeside resident documents, in log and photos the activity each year.
      its sweet it is.


  2. Dave says:

    I’ve heard this song on the Honda Passport TV commercial and I liked it, so I looked it up. It is called “Vagabond”, and it is sung by an Aussie rock band called Wolfmother. Singer is Andrew Stockdale. (I originally thought it was a female voice, but obviously, I was wrong). It came out in 2005. Enjoy!

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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