It was like a holiday card today!
Monday, March 12, 2018
Growing up in the west, I had never seen cardinals as red as the ones I see out the windows of my home here. Today, it snowed. Not badly. Beautifully. Big fat snow flakes. They painted the branches of the tree outside with an outline of white over the pale green moss and dark brown bark. The bird feeder and suet block were in almost constant use. At one point, a brilliant red cardinal stood in the V of the tree branch, on top of the snow. I was reminded of those Christmas cards I used to get with red cardinals and white snow. I always thought those pictures were euphemistic or idealistic wishes about what the sender wanted for Christmas.
When I was in grade school, cardinal red was my favorite color. I have fallen in love with these red cardinals!