I pulled on my heavy coat and boots, hat and gloves and trudged out to the trees.
What I didn’t realize, that trying to pinpoint a small bird in bright sunlight by looking into a small view screen is pretty much impossible. The only way I knew for sure, I had captured a picture of the birds, happened after I downloaded the pictures on my computer.
I stood in the snow next to the fence as the Cardinal looked sideways at me. I must not have been a threat because he never flew away. He just had a bored look about him, as he turned his back on me and looked over his shoulder. He wasn’t quite sure I couldn’t climb that tree.
As I focused, and squinted at the screen Uriah decided he wanted to play. And made a grab at the camera’s wrist strap, he missed, and the bird flew away.
This is the picture I captured.
Early this morning, with an overcast whitish-grey sky, I saw the cardinals again. This time I was able to take a group picture.Amid winters white A blur of bright red And soft brownish red Cardinals sing to each other Life is shared they call out They have a perfect mate A path of perfection Whispered with Fluttering wings A tender touch One, will watch the other fly Skimming between branches, No doubt of its return One without the other Will not survive Natures path, brings them together I pretend, their song is for me Reality is, they sing for each other And there they stay, Hearts connected Mates forever