Monday, February 11, 2013

I am watching you.

It was still early in the snowstorm when two cardinals and a handful of white-throated sparrows took up roosting in the forsythia just outside our kitchen window. Usually they position themselves so I cannot get a decent shot of any of them, but on this gray day the male cardinal puffed himself up and said, "I dare you." Thanks to the flu, I couldn't get outside, but I happily settled for a through-the-window shot of the brightest thing in the landscape.

18 comments:

Terra said...

You took a wonderful photo, a very different view of a cardinal framed by snowy branches.

Jeanie said...

Great job! That is a Christmas card worthy photo.

joeh said...

They are the prettiest birds we commonly see in the NE.

Nicely framed!

Ms Sparrow said...

How sweet of that bird to give you the chance to take its picture and then brighten everybody's day! Hope you get to feeling better soon. It has been a long haul for you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wonderful photo..he is a beauty! You are very lucky to have them in your yard! I hope you get over the flu soon.. I have heard it is a rough one:(

Pauline Persing said...

Wonderful photo

DJan said...

What a great shot! Here's hoping that flu will be leaving you alone soon. :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

That truly is a wonderful shot. Nice of him to accommodate you since you had the flu.

Retired English Teacher said...

This is an amazing shot! It is also a beautiful photo of that lovely red bird. I have never seen a cardinal. I would be so thrilled to see one. They are not found in my part of the world.

Get well. I am so sorry you are still not feeling well.

Jenny said...

Take it easy and enjpy your friends. We had a couple of cardinals come to our porch for a brief moment. We don't have trees around us and are trying to put out seeds they like and a birdbath. Get well soon. xo Jenny

Grandmother said...

He's a beauty- thanks for sharing him. The photo does him justice!

California Girl said...

I'm with Grandmother. He is a "beauty".

Love your masthead too.

John M said...

What a great photo. I like the way he's framed by the snowy branches.

Indigo Roth said...

Hey Nancy! Man, but he looks grumpy! But a beautiful composition, nicely snapped! Indigo x

Jayne Martin said...

How beautiful! I've never seen a Cardinal in California. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Linda said...

Wonderful photo! So beautiful.

Willow said...

I think that is a lovely shot just the way it is!

Jenny said...

Hope your flu is feeling better! This is a great picture even if you were tucked cozily inside!

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