The Bachelor or the Bathtub?

The female Cardinals in my backyard aren’t getting a moment’s peace these days.

The other day I watched as three brilliant bachelors (in color, not intellect) did their best to impress a lovely lady, while also trying to intimidate each other. They alternated between bobbing their heads and flapping their wings in an effort to woo the woman, and darting, diving, and pecking at each other.

So which do you think she chose?
Bachelor number one?

Bachelor number two?

Or bachelor number three?

The answer: none of the above!  At least not yet.
This time she chose the bathtub over the bachelors, and helped herself to a leisurely soaking.

I could almost see her rolling her eyes at their antics, saying, “Calgon, take me away!”
Besides, I think she’s holding out ’til they start bringing the food offerings. She’s pretty and smart!

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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21 Responses to The Bachelor or the Bathtub?

  1. Ellen says:

    I’ve had a fondness for the female Cardinal since I was a young girl growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania. I loved their softer colors and less flashy demeanor too. All three of these male contenders are gorgeous, though #1 would be my choice. She is one wise girl to wait until each proves his long term worth. Beautiful photos. Thank-you!

  2. anneharrison says:

    A strong independent woman!

  3. All beauties. Terrific photos!

  4. Smart girl! Don’t rush into some things!

  5. Keira says:

    I am always so amazed and inspired by your photography. Incredible photos and I love the background info! It brings so much life to the photos

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Seems the smart way of doing things!

  7. Sheila Moss says:

    Nice pics and cute scenario

  8. Mags says:

    Amazing photos of the beautiful cardinals. I really enjoyed the commentary.

  9. Ellen says:

    Benjamin has come to visit the Cardinals. He loves “the Mommy taking a tubbie!” I have a bird bath for my yard on it’s way, then maybe we will have “birds in tubbies too”! Thank-you x 2!!

  10. Jodi says:

    Oh Kathy! How funnnn! and you go lady cardinal! let calgon take you away and let those crazy guys work it out. They are all quite handsome though 🙂

  11. Tiny says:

    Loved this story! And had a chuckle at the ‘brilliance’ of the suitors 🙂

  12. lindasschaub says:

    I love cardinals and doesn’t Ms. Cardinal look happy splashing away as you read her mind? 🙂

  13. Loved the female bathing, so pretty!

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