Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Color Red

This is the month of sweetheart roses and valentines, but it’s also the month of red.

There are red dresses to symbolize American Heart Health (Go Red for Women!); there are the red heart stamps that I just found this morning stuck in an envelope (I knew I would find them!) before USPS increased postage again in May, and just this morning, I peeked outside to find a red cardinal on my neighbor’s flower ornament. I checked twice to make sure it was real.

Yep, it was real!

I dashed upstairs, got my camera, and gingerly opened the sliding door to the back porch. I prayed that it would stay still long enough for me to take just ONE picture. I held my breath, pointed, and clicked.

So what’s the big deal about a cardinal in the snow?

I have been chasing cardinals for as long as I can remember and it’s as if they knew it was on my passionate to-do list.

“Can’t catch me!” I could hear them squawk back.

But today the cardinal cooperated. And what a better day: fluffy snow and a red tree as a backdrop. Now I can scratch that one off my passionate to-do list.

It sure does the heart good to know that I don’t have to slip, slide, and chase down red birds in the snow.

I love the color red—don’t you?


Susan Skitt said...


Much love to you,

Lonely said...


My favorite bird, bar non, great picture. I had a cardinal on my lilac bush in front of my computer room window last week, speaking of the lilac bush, it has started to pop some buds.

Angels Around You,

Terry said...

Awww Connie, my parents had a red cardinal that always pecked at their bathroom window in Texas. It was obsessed with their window for some reason. This went on for months. The kids and I always enjoyed watching that bird. Glad you have one check mark on your list!

Blessings to you!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks Julianne,

I love your blog and will be back to visit. Thanks for stopping by. Maybe your parent's cardinal thought he was a woodpecker?!? :)

They are such a beautiful bird and I'm so thankful I caught that shot!


Connie Pombo said...

Hi Susan,

You'll have to read my recent post to figure out where I've been. Technology?!?! Can't live with it and can't live without it!

Thankfully, there are red cardinals in the snow that remind us of the beauty in life!


Connie Pombo said...


Your lilac bush is sprouting buds? Today, I noticed my tulips are pushing up through the cold, hard earth. I think spring is around the corner.

We'll be enjoying spring in California next week! Yahoo!

Blessings to you!