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.


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


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.