I know this is by far NOT the best picture of a female cardinal. However, I was sitting here watching her eat from our bird feeder for the umpteenth time; and I got to pondering/wondering/thinking… “Why can’t I look at life like she does?” Her life as a female bird is not that complex. She lacks nothing; she has all she needs. She is content. (The cardinals chirp very regularly. I’ll have to write more about that in another blog entry.)
Side note… as I was typing this, I noticed movement in my peripheral vision. I turned my head to look, and a beautiful woodpecker was making its way up the tree just beyond our deck. I’m guessing it was a least 9″ from beak to tail. Wow! God’s creation is so amazing! Wish I had a clearer way to take pictures of all the wildlife just outside my home window.
(A side note to the side note: I was going to delete the word “home” altogether, but then I realized I’d like to some day blog about why I felt the need to change that word.)
Back to the female cardinal and the not-so-great picture. If you click on the pic, it’ll open in a new window where you can see a bit more detail. The numbers in the lower left-hand corner of the photo are from a “clingy” calendar that we have on our sliding glass door. I suppose I could/should lower it… to afford a better view of the feeder. Alas, that will be for another time.
You can also see my Wordless Wednesday post for this week here.