Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feast of Color



Except for the dark trunks of trees, there was hardly any color outdoors. I yearned for something to break up the white-and-black bleakness. And then a cardinal, a feast of color and light, alit on a branch.

14 comments:

Bee said...

That scarlet brilliance does take the breath away! He looks so beautiful against the ice-blue sky. (Our day was gray, gray, gray.)

Joanne said...

Mother Nature certainly knows how to get our attention! What a nice greeting to drop into a gray winter day.

Peggy said...

Bee amd Joanne, isn't he a handsome fellow?! :-)

Carol said...

Our back yard was full of both the males and females yesterday, I asked Hubby if it was a "sign" ?
Hesaid; A sign they're hungry !

Sydney said...

Peggy -- Are you kidding? Is this what you actually saw and a picture you took? It looks like a painting! Stunning!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The cardinals are such a gift for the eyes this time of year. Like red jewelry on a grey sweater.

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

My favorite! I miss them here on the west coast. I have to content myself with Stellar Jays.

sizzie said...

We have several robins, among the many birds who eat in our yard. It always surprises me to see them stay the winter. We are iced over now, so I am sure they wished they had gone further south for the winter. Beautiful photo and words.

steviewren said...

It was dark and dreary here. No brilliant cardinals lit the way for me today. Maybe tomorrow.

Dave King said...

Superb post.

Derrick said...

Peggy, you are most fortunate to have such a colourful visitor. Our dickie birds are not so vibrant! The picture is great!

willow said...

He's dazzling!

Poetikat said...

Peggy, This is a gorgeous photograph! Cardinals are one of my favourite birds. We have a pair that hang around called "Tokyo Rose and Philby" (Rose and Phil) - so-named because Phil used to hang around our front window and spy on us when they had a nest in the tree out front. They moved the nest, but are still daily visitors to the back porch where everyone gets fed.

Kat

Peggy said...

Kat and Sydney, this is a borrowed photograph. Our day was much grayer than this, and I couldn't get as near as I wanted to with my camera, so I found this splendid fellow and borrowed the pic. :)

Kat, I can picture the feeding frenzy on the back porch!