Wordful Wednesday

female cardinal

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.


I’m participating in Wordful Wednesday at Seven Cloud Circus and Wednesday of Few Words at A Lot of Loves.

You can also see my Wordless Wednesday post for this week here.

8 thoughts on “Wordful Wednesday”

  1. Hi Anita!
    Love this post! I love watching birds too! We definitely need a bird feeder in our yard.

    I am very happy to hear the kids are enjoying the dvd. I have another Madeline DVD giveaway coming soon! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  2. I don’t think I’ve actually seen a cardinal in real life before. I’m not sure if they’re even in my area (Vancouver, Canada). I’ve often thought of having a bird feeder but we live near a slough (tidal creek) and quite a few rats live along it. I don’t want to tempt them with dangling food. Birds are so pretty though.

    1. Wow, Marilyn! I can’t imagine not having ever seen a cardinal. They’re beautiful! I need to try and ‘catch’ the male when he’s on the feeder.

    1. You’ve got to be kidding?! What are the odds that TWO people coming to my blog would’ve never seen a real live cardinal?!

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