Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal Battle a Windy Light Snowfall~

We had a nice light snow day before yesterday.  The windchill was 3 to 8  depending on where you were out from the city limits and the temperature was 18 first thing in the morning light. 
The images in this post were taken as many of my winter images have been and shall be, from inside the house, looking through frosty cold glass. 
The female was tucked inside a Honeysuckle bush while the wind blew her nearly off of her perch.  She later moved to a tree branch, protected by a post of our deck and that was also closer to one of the windows I was looking out. 
The male was in his protective territory mode, keeping the other males a little off balance and in flight as much as possible, and then also all fluffed out, trying to stay warm from the windchill. 
I too did my best to stay as warm as possible, and with a cup of hot Lavender tea, dressed with a heaping spoonful of honey, I did just that~

                           There is that pesky dead pixel in image above...can you see it...


  1. the most perfect of winter birds...

  2. Very lovely captures. I love to watch birds..

  3. OMG!!!! These are superb. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Oh wow, stunning pictures. I love cardinals. They all look so gorgeous wih their red feathers. Don't think we have them here in Holland. Have a nice weekend

  5. A very beautiful bird! Lovely pictures! :)

  6. Wonderful shots! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds. :)

  7. Hi there - great set of pictures. I often wonder how small birds manage to make it through the winter nights - wind or no wind.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  8. Gorgeous captures of the cardinals. And I just love your mosaics! Have a great Sunday!


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