Cardinal


Yesterday, thanks to my daughter, I glimpsed a cardinal at my bird feeder for the first time. Its cocked head and seed between a half opened beak reminded me of how nature can share a little 'tude?  Isn't he just gorgeous? I've also been visited by a few other birds: a robin, a red winged blackbird, blackbirds, goldfinches and finches. Hope everyone is having a great day~

16 comments:

Just someone said...

Hi Naquillity,
Nice picture... an epitome of serenity and joy!

your pictures are really cool!

Have a great day...

Tumblewords: said...

Good to see you! Love your photos and words.

utenzi said...

Cardinals are beautiful from a distance with their striking coloring, Naq. Close up they remind me of a pugnacious old sailor named Jack. I have no idea why, but it kinda rhymes with Naq. But I only see them close up when using my long lens 'cause they're so damn shy.

Naquillity said...

hello everyone. thanks for stopping by. it's good to see you all. i'll start my rounds to your respective blogs tomorrow morning, promise. have a great night all.

utenzi nice rhyme with Naq/ Jack. and yes, they are shy ones.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Naquillity,
Love this photo! Good shot!
Best Rgds
K

Coastcard said...

Good morning, Naquillity. I love your drawing and photo. When we were small we used to have a Red Cardinal on one of the sets of cards in our game of Pelmonism (pairs memory game). I was always fascinated by it (& was always hopeless at the game!).

I thought you might like to see a red bird from my neck of the woods - we don't see these very often...

Karen said...

Glad to have you back with us, Naquillity. Cardinals are our state bird and frequent visitors to my home.

S said...

They are our state bird. So colorful and nice shot! I wish the coons did not mean our bird feeders had to go. (raccoons ate all the food.)

The name of your blog is ingenious. (sorry the form never works for me for my typepad blog and is not atatched to my Google account: only name and open url option is a choice I can fill in if offered, so here it is):

gel: http://SoulCrayons.typepad.com

Naquillity said...

kirigalpoththagood morning. hope your day is starting well.

coastcardgood morning to you as well. i used to play a memory card game when i was young and was much better at it then. now? not so sure about that, lol. i got to see those red birds and they were beautiful. thanks for sharing.

karenhello~ it's good to be back on familiar ground. can't wait to finish setting up so i can truly focus my energies on blogging again. hopefully i'll be as lucky and have many red birds visiting too. hope all is well.

gelglad you were able to make it by. sorry to hear the coons are eating all your birdseed. i don't have that problem yet but, i wouldn't be surprised if i received it sometime because we have an open field close to our house. glad you like the name of my blog. i'm rather partial to it myself... grin. btw, i'll be dropping by soon.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely looking blog and what a gorgeous photo of the cardinal, look at the crest on his head!

gardenpath said...

Wow, this is neat. And that is a great shot of the cardinal. Good to hear, from you, friend!

Naquillity said...

crafty thanks. i'm still practicing my camera setting skills on any moving subject i see. hope all is well.

gardenpath love the blog name. you've switched over in my absence. it's been good to get back in the swing of things. i'm slowly working out the kinks, :) have a great day~

Poetikat said...

This is one of my favourite bird-visitors to the backyard.
Thanks for the personal invitation. What you've done here looks wonderful!
I'll add you to my feed reader. I can't do the Blogger following or I'll get swamped again.

I'm still waiting for a robin to come into my backyard.

Kat

Gel said...

I have a daughter, too. Isn't nice when they help out? Unfortunately, the raccoons mean we took our birdfeeders down. Still, I tried to capture something...Love the rich red of male cardinals. Nice shot.
P.S. Thank you very much for your comments. Writing nurtures my soul as much as my arts. (I noticed you're in the field of art as well!) I adore comments. I used to reply to each and every comment, but needed to give that up for reasons of time.

Naquillity said...

poetikat thanks Kat. i love it when the cardinal shows up too. hopefully you'll have a visit soon from a robin. keeping my fingers crossed for you.

gel yes, it's great when my daughter helps me out on these outings. it allows continued bonding time for us. i'm sorry the raccoons forced your hand at removing the feeder. thanks for commenting here too. i enjoy stopping by everyone's blog and commenting when i can. hope all is well. have a great weekend.

Quiet Paths said...

Nice. We don't have those out here. What color! Great to see you around again.