156: The male cardinal

The male cardinal came around at lunchtime yesterday and posed for me.  If I’d known he was coming, I’d have set up the tripod.  But I don’t think I did too badly given the distance (and the window) between us.

I’m still not feeling all that well.  A little like this:

I’m hoping by tomorrow I’ll be more like this:

I’m heading outside in a little while to meet my daily commitment.   I doubt I’ll wander far or for longer than necessary.  The sun was out earlier but it’s cloudy now.  Light snow is in the forecast for tonight, then a warm-up starting tomorrow afternoon that will bring rain with it.  I’m guessing by Monday evening most of our relatively new snow will be gone.

M and I are planning to get up early and go skiing tomorrow.  I’ll take the camera along if we do.  Perhaps I’ll have something more exciting to blog about after our excursion.


19 Comments on “156: The male cardinal”

  1. Barbara Rodgers says:

    The cardinal is such a handsome fellow, and he seems to know how to strike a pose! Hope you’re not feeling so wilted by the time you take off for skiing…

  2. anhinga says:

    Not too bad at all. Looks like a Christmas card.

  3. Bo Mackison says:

    I think cardinals are at their brightest and most beautiful with a backdrop of snow. Great photos, window or not!

  4. Christina says:

    I just love the contrast. Cardinals are a treat to see in any season because they are the rare bird that is ALL about COLOR!
    I hope you feel better!

  5. Love the cardinal…nice pose and contrast to the photo.

  6. Poor Robin. 😦 I hope you are feeling well again by tomorrow. 🙂

    These photos do not give away the fact that you are out of sorts. You did a lovely job and I totally agree with Anhinga, the cardinal photos would make a beautiful Christmas card!

  7. Hope you’re feeling better soon. The cardinal indeed would make a great Christmas card, photo!
    Hugs from Haiti,
    Kathy

  8. I love your cardinal photos.
    So sorry you still weren’t feeling well, and hope that today you feel well enough to be able to enjoy skiing with your hubby.

  9. patbean says:

    As always beautiful photos. Cardinals do so brighten up a winter day. As for your photos to describe your state of being, they point up the differences between writers and photographers. My writing explains my photos while your photos explain your writing. We’d make a great team. Thanks for sharing.
    Pat Bean
    http://patbean.wordpress.com

  10. penpusherpen says:

    Oh my goodness, he’s so beautiful, I wonder if they know they bring so much light to our lives? Even the sound of them, the smallest bird call and I smile…’Twould be the darkest of days without them.
    I hope your health improves by leaps and bounds, Robin, and that you went on the skiing trip with M and we have some wonderful photo’s to view.. (see totally selfish..that’s me!!!) take care my friend in the Bogs….xPenx

  11. milkayphoto says:

    So THAT’S where the male cardinal has gone off to! I’ve only seen the female. Still dream of getting the perfect male cardinal shot in the snow!

    I hope you are feeling better. Nothing dampens the ‘exercise spirit’ than not feeling good…

  12. Anna says:

    Gorgeous photos of the cardinal! Wow! I hope you get to feeling better. 🙂

  13. Marcie says:

    Fantastic winter color. Simply gorgeous images!!!

  14. Karma says:

    Gorgeous bird pictures again! Still waiting for him to make an appearance at my bird feeder.
    Hope you are a perky flower tomorrow!

  15. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone. I’m feeling much better today. 🙂

  16. Marianne says:

    Beautiful photos, Robin! The cardinal is very lovely as are the flowers.

  17. Corina says:

    I love cardinals. I haven’t ever seen one, other than in pictures, though. The one you caught here is gorgeous! I think you did a great job, tripod or not!


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