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16 responses to “Silent Sunday”
Mmm….beautiful Sunday morning! I love it!
Is it a female cardinal?
Just the right touch for a winter Sunday
Yes, it is a female Cardinal. Not as stunning as her mate, but still a pretty site to see at your feeder.
Beautiful Picture! The simple beauty of nature!
Sweet and beautiful.
I would like to share this bit of memory.
I worked as a volunteer on an oncology floor for 12 years & cannot tell you how much I learned of the “human psyche” & the resulting impossible feats. One, a retired school teacher of 5th graders, (“Flossy” fictions name ), shared her experience of such. She was told that her Cancer was incurable, to go home & put her affairs in order while saying goodbye to family & friends.
Flossy was seated in front of a window, loving the new snow covered ground, so pristine & pure on the morning of her return for “comfort treatment.” As she sipped her cup of Green Tea a pair of Beautiful Cardinals alit on the snow covered branches of a Dogwood tree. They watched her instead of feeding at a nearby feeder & she said that she spoke to them of her impending death. Flossy related how the pair of Cardinals would tilt their & shake their heads as she spoke of her health problems.
Suddenly Flossy became aware of a surge of something a kin to electricity flowing throughout her body, she rose, finished packing her bags & the transporter brought her back to the hospital.
When the team of oncologists came in to confer & recommend treatment, she was a different patient than the one who had left the hospital the previous week & she told them se wanted to be released. After much discussion she prevailed & their parting orders were to call the numbers on their cards when she needed; I thought the doctors would see her back in a few days. WRONG! With the human psyche in control she lived 17 years—yes she did! And, she traveled far & wide, often on tour buses, cruises, & sometimes simply rented a car & drove with friends to a shared interest in a place.
We would have telephone calls from all over the USA asking for a refill on a ‘script for radiation/chemotherapy & other sustaining medications. Flossy went out of this world on her own terms fulfilling her dreams of seeing “far-off-places & peoples.”
I learned so very much from these courageous people which helped me as I too traveled my own cancer path.
Never doubt the ability to “overcome” & listen to your inner self.
Sorry this is so long but I thought it an example of how we can begin a New Year of Living! Happy New Year & Thank You Lori.
Thank you for sharing your experience with “Flossy.” As an oncology RN, I have cared for patients who would agree with you on your observations of Flossy.
On another note: My favorite bird is the cardinal. My sweet d-i-l gave me a bracelet for Christmas with the relief of a cardinal, with the verse that whenever I see a cardinal, there is someone in Heaven whom I love thinking of me! My husband passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack at age 45, leaving our 2 young sons and me behind. I was 39 at the time and am looking forward to our reunion in Heaven, more every day!
What lovely stories. We see cardinals regularly near our yard and in the local woods. I’m always humbled by their bright beauty and that flash of nature’s magnificence when they appear. Its nice to know there is a story behind their sightings.
sweeeet. Happy Sunday❤️
Barbara, what a truly lovely story. Thank you for taking time to share such a heart-warming one. May it help bring hope and light to those in need of it as we enter a new year.
Another great thing to watch is “mating time” in the spring. They will come to a feeder and the female will perch close and wait while the male gets choice bits of seed, or suet or whatever is there to be had…he will then go over to her and offer the tidbit to her and she will take it from his beak…and I am sure I hear her say “thank you”.
I am amazed at how the experiences we have are so alike from one human being to the next. The Lady Cardinal is lovely. And thank you, Lori, for showing us all 3 frames of her. Love the effect the background contributes.
Thank you for making me smile!