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?