A Cardinal Sin

One of my blogging buddies, Michael over at A Certain Line, has an affinity for Cardinals; so when I saw these beauties while sorting through recent photos, it seemed a cardinal sin not to share them!

The males, in all their magnificence, are absolutely stunning these days. Seems like they alternate between trying to look ferocious and trying to look flirtatious.  One minute they are dive-bombing each other, boldly proclaiming their territory; the next minute they’ve gone all Prince Charming, determined to woo the ladies.

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The females have been showing up too, and so far they seem less than impressed with the fellows!

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Hmm…five pictures just won’t do…some residual Catholicism from my youth compels me to add two more.  There simply has to be seven pictures in a post entitled “A Cardinal Sin”!

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Now, with their beautiful appearance, it’s understandable that these birds might battle a bit of arrogance (pretty sure pride is first on the list) but I hereby absolve them of all guilt from vain-glory as they make my world a more glorious place!

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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9 Responses to A Cardinal Sin

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    Beautiful photos, Kathy!! ❤

  2. Snehal Kank says:

    As usual just lovely 😍 I’m planning to paint 50 birds in 2017, these beauties are on my list 🎨 Thanks so much Kathy for sharing with us 💕

  3. Vicki says:

    male and female, I love them both.. thank you for sharing these photos.

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Beautiful jewels to say goodbye to 2016 with!

    Happy 2017, Kathy!

  5. These are beautiful!

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