Monday, November 17, 2008

A Cardinal Comes to Call

There is nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a cardinal. Sure I've seen them on occasion but sightings here in the city are few and far between. So when I caught a glimpse of a brilliant red cardinal perched on the serviceberry first thing this morning, it took my breath away (and not only because of my personal-best, record-breaking sprint to get the camera.)

My garden visitor paused for a drink at the bird bath. He then flitted across the yard to compare his colorful plumage to the bright red berries of the burning bush. I could have watched for hours but he had only a few moments to spare before moving on. Moments like this, brief as they may be, make me feel like my garden is a success and leave me hoping for many more returns from my cardinal friend.


Crafty Gardener said...

Even though we have cardinals visit the garden all year round, I get excited every time they appear. Lovely photos.

Connie said...

I would love to see one of these red beauties, but....alas, we do not have them here. Thanks for sharing photos of your garden visitor.

Ottawa Gardener said...

We are lucky enough to have a cardinal couple that frequents are backyard and it is always a thrill to see them.