Morning Outlook

I raised the blinds late this morning, the sun beat me rising!

I see the frost is thicker today than yesterday, hummmm it looks just about at the freezing point.
Quiet as always, what’s going on out here that I’ll have to look close to spot?
I know something’s got to be jumping.
Let me see.

Dormant Dried Oak Leaved Pinky Winky Hydrangeas lighting up in the slanting winter light.
Where are the birds, there have to be some out here.
My yard is rich is seeds.
Oh! There you are!

Look at the top of the picture in the hedge by the trunk of the Sweet Gum Tree.
You can just see his tail and body.
Male Red Cardinal!

Through the bottom window pane & screen, how’s this for “fancy filtered” lighting effects, Ma?

I know, don’t wait for National Geographic to call.
Pretend that this is fine fotoing.
At least interesting?

Red bellying through the leaves, imagine the tiny rushing sound as he displaces their frosty curled up edges with his scarlett forked feet.

Look hard at the line intersecting the grass & the woods, there he is a point of red!

Through the pane & screen again under my bedroom window.
Something is missing, always, always, always……………

Do you see?

You never, never, never have a Red Cardinal Male without there being his Love close by. Watch a little while, just scan the area, wait for him to fly or move, and you’ll see her following in her own comfortable distance from her Honeymate. I must be having Valentine’s Day early this year!

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4 thoughts on “Morning Outlook

  1. Ma says:

    How beautiful! I love cardinals, I do believe they are Indiana's State bird.There was a huge amount of birds on our front lawn last week, eating seeds I suppose:) I also saw a cardinal or two that day, but I didn't get a shot of them, I was too busy doing dishes to grab the camera:)I don't think I've ever paid attention to the lady cardinal, she is really neat!I looked up the Pyrrhuloxia, too Jennifer. Very pretty.

  2. Hi Ma, I love the birds but only fairly recently did I notice how attached the pairs are because of her hard to see coloration.I see now that "The Desert Cardinal is one of three birds in the genus Cardinalis and is included in the family Cardinalidae, a group of passerine birds found in North and South America.Its name of Pyrrhuloxia – once part of its latin name – comes from Greek terms describing its coloration,"How interesting to know God fits every creature to his environment, even to changing the coloring for the landscape they live in!

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