I glanced out the kitchen window the other day, saw 3 little birds, a woodpecker and our cardinal hanging out together, and ran for my camera. By the time I got back, everyone was gone but Mr. Cardinal. The same thing happened to me last year. I suppose I could walk around the house, camera hanging around my neck, always at the ready for any photo opportunity – but let’s face it, my neck would hurt after a while.
I did manage to snag a great shot of Mr. Cardinal, my elusive friend:
I didn’t edit anything on this photo. Just resized it.
I’m not especially enamored of gray skies and wintry weather. But I find great delight in the occasional splash of red on the landscape provided by Mr. Cardinal. Cardinals are beautiful any time of year, but winter seems made for them. Mr. Cardinal is fast. He doesn’t stay in one place very long, so capturing him via the camera lens is always a challenge. When I finally looked at my shots, every one of them was blurry but one. One is fine with me. Victory!
How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was just perfect. A long walk with the dogs on a beautiful sunny day and dinner cooked by…me. No, you’re not seeing things. I cooked the whole meal and I have to say it was Delicious. We ate too much, of course, that seems to be required on Thanksgiving. I wasn’t sure if we would have pie after eating that rich coconut cream birthday pie but who am I kidding? No pumpkin pie? Nuts! I’m sure glad I made it. Ummm-mmm good!
I will waddle around the house today. Or perhaps I should take a walk. That might be the wiser choice.
Oh, almost forgot – Brenda and I have a new logo for our Defending the Small House Series. This one suits us to a T!