Thursday, February 14, 2013

I'm seeing red....

The cardinals have been visiting often since our last snowstorm. 

There's no missing them, especially against the minimalism of winter's landscapes.

I spotted this guy in an instant from inside the house, so I ran to get my camera. 

Thankfully he was still there when I got back.

These photos were taken the day our major snowstorm arrived.

(altered with picMonkey)

A while later Mr. Cardinal ventured closer, perching on top of the plant hanger attached to the deck. From there, it was a hop, skip, and a jump to the sunflower seed in the screen feeder!

I think of my mom whenever I see cardinals as they were her favorite birds. 

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of red. It seemed fitting to share it today!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm linking up to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home this week.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Donna

14 comments:

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I have been seeing cardinals as well, but the snow really sets off their color. I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards at Still woods Farmhouse. Hope you can stop by for a visit!
Blessings from Still Woods

Merlesworld said...

They are pretty birds almost like a big robin red breast, I don't think we get them here most likely too hot in Australia.
Merle........

Merlesworld said...

Read former blogs love your cats past and now, not too keen on your weather too cold.
Merle.....

NanaDiana said...

Don't you just love seeing those cardinals in the yard? I know that I do! They are perfect for a Valentine's Day post- Hope yours has been a happy one- xo Diana

Barb said...

I do love seeing your cardinals. They would so brighten our NW winters. Not sure why we don't have them out here.

Ruth Kelly said...

I don't see Cardinals here - loved seeing yours!

Sweet Auburn Life said...

What a lovely Valentines gift you got! Something we definitely don't see on our feeders in Ireland!

Peggy said...

It was your cardnials that attracted me to your blog...I love red cardnials in the snow....beautiful pics! But then I saw you love the cottage look and so I had to browse...and then on one post you wrote about the reason....because it brings you back to childhood and a simpler time...and now i am hooked because that is why I also love old vintage wonderful things!

Jan said...

Glad to see that the birds are on the move again after all your snow. Here in the UK we've finally moved into spring and the weather is improving. Tom is delighted. Jx

Greg_1948 said...

It has been many years since I have seen real cardinals out in the yard. We do not have them here in the Pacific Northwest.
Greg

Chatelaine said...

Oh the cardinal is beautiful. And the snow looked gorgeous although it was a little excessive.

Thankfully a lot of it has melted. Are you ready for round two?

Melanie said...

I love seeing the male cardinals, especially in winter when it's so stark out there. You're lucky you got a good shot of him...usually they're very skittish and can sense when someone is too close, even through a window!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Beautiful captures! :)

Andrea said...

The male cardinals... my favorite bird in winter. Such a beautifully brilliant color with the backdrop of white snow. Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.

Blessings--Andrea
XOXOXO