Why So Poofy?

Spring is just around the corner here in Atlanta (I hope this isn’t just wishful thinking on my part!), but before we bid winter a fond farewell  I thought I’d post a couple of pictures I took this week of a pair of puffed up cardinals.

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Did you ever notice how birds can make themselves seem so big when the air is cold and the wind is blowing?

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Their poofy appearance is because they are trapping pockets of air beneath their feathers to add layers of insulation for warmth.  I find that rather amazing.  Just another thing that makes me marvel at God’s handiwork.

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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