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