Or rather, Saint Francis De Assisi, patron saint of animals. He's an animal lover, a protector of animals and I've got him in my courtyard to do just that. Frankie is watching guard on the critters that visit. I'm hoping his presence will encourage the local wild ones to stop by more often.See the bowl he's holding with two little birdies perched on the sides? Obviously, the bowl is for water, however, I'm using it to stash a bird nest that I found. Look closely and you can see they build their nests with just about anything they can find! I tell you, these birds are resourceful! Oh, and if you're wondering what those odd gray clumps are below, those my friends, are owl pellets. C finds
them in our yard and lovingly presents them to me. He likes to see me smile.
St. Francis was abrother of peace, had compassion for the poor and wanted to pass on his teachings of kindness and kinship of animals. He even wanted a special law, that man take care of the birds and beasts, to provide what they need. Not only that, but to respect and honor flowers. I like that!
Here's Frankie carved in wood. He stays inside to keep my friendly gatos company.
So, take a walk, honor the flowers and listen to the birds. They are singing for us! Do it for Frankie.