Ever since my elementary-aged self read Charlotte’s Web, the word “radiant” has been forever ruined for me. Whenever I hears that seven letter word, my mind imagines it masterfully woven into the web of that sagacious spider. And although the word will always belong to Wilbur, I’d have to say it could also be ascribed to the male cardinals that have been visiting my backyard.
Are these fellows not …well…radiant!
I am partial to the pictures where their crown is on display…
…or where their head is titled in a posture of curiosity.
Yep…the male cardinal is definitely “some bird.”
And by the way, radiant isn’t the only word that has been taken hostage my Mr. White. Not long ago I walked into a bookstore, and as I entered the clerk called out, “Salutations!” – to which I replied, without missing a beat, “That’s a fancy way of saying hello.” The knowing smile I got in return assured me that we were kindred spirits, well-versed in the words of Charlotte.
12 thoughts on “The Ruin of Radiant”
When I was a child someone gave me a lovely ornament of a Red Cardinal. Its wonderful to see your photos of the real bird! – Liz, New Zealand
We have a cardinal ornament we put on our Christmas tree. 🙂
Lol. Too cute. They are so radiant! Salutations to you today Kathy! 😉
And salutations to you as well! 🙂
They are for sure radiant. I am blessed to have a lot of cardinals visit my yard daily. Have a great weekend and keep enjoying the beautiful birds.
You never get tired of seeing them, do you?
No and I I especially love seeing them in the winter if we have snow. They are so beautiful in the white snow. They are just beautiful everywhere I see them.
Beautiful shots; those redbirds hang out around us, too.
And I’m sharing this with Charlotte fans….
It’s amazing how many people have devoured that book!
They cannot be described in any way but “radiant”!
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