Cardinal Feathers Fuel My Faith

It might sound silly, but the title is true – Cardinal feathers really do fuel my faith.

When I look at the color combinations and the design details, I have no doubt that these beauties were handcrafted by a Master Artisan.  Now we can still be friends if you think me a fool for my Divine design ideas (although I’d love the chance to sit down with a cup of coffee and try to convince you otherwise!) but I still invite you to marvel with me at how incredible these feathers really are.

This male Cardinal dropped in for a quick drink of water the other day.  Isn’t he breathtaking?  If you click on the photo, you should be able to see the details even better.



And how about this lovely lady?  I know she isn’t nearly as bold, but she is certainly no less beautiful.



There were actually about four males battling for her attention; including this fellow, who clearly finds her to be pretty amazing.


Now, to be fair, I could have chosen any bird for this post, but Cardinals just happened to show up and pose for the pictures.  Perhaps tomorrow will be Blue Jay feathers bolster my belief, or Dove feathers diminish doubt, or some other terribly alliterative title conveying the same sentiment!  For now, I hope you just enjoy the beauty of these birds. 🙂

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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18 Responses to Cardinal Feathers Fuel My Faith

  1. Gorgeous capture and image!

  2. Beautiful birds! Looks like a special design to me!

  3. Jodi says:

    Such beauties! And you too 😉

  4. Every time I look at the natural world, it doesn’t really matter, bird, tree, river, cloud…..I wonder how anyone can doubt the existence of God. This beautiful world and all its creatures are clearly not a happy accident. Thanks for this post, Kathy. I wholeheartedly agree. And your cardinals are gorgeous.

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    They are beautiful for sure, Jane! And I entirely understand the sentiment you are trying to convey as we feel the same way. I feel so much nearer to heaven out there in South Africa’s wild places than I do here in the city…

  6. Incredibly beautiful creatures (whoever made them! ), wonderfully photographed. Thanks for a splendid start to the day.

  7. Little Voice says:

    Your pictures are amazing. They are clear, crisp, and catch not only the eyes of the birds, but the fine feathers. They are lovely.

  8. I very much enjoyed these beauties, one of my favorites! Exceptional captures, Kathy!

  9. aussiebirder says:

    Amen sister, we are on the same page! this is what I am trying to teach my evolutionist scientist friends I work with!

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  11. Oh I sure did and wish I could see one in the wild, they are magical. Thanks for sharing them.

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