Thursday, June 21, 2012



I love cardinals
almost everyone who knows me knows I do

Besides being so lovely,
 their call is glorious and intense

I will often sit on my porch and when I hear them near
I will mimic a whistle to them

at least that's what I thought 
one day not long ago

I was sitting in my unfinished room with no glass in the windows
and I hear the familiar song off in the distance
so I whistle back
(it's always fun to see if you can create a revelry)

and then
I hear footsteps crunching in the new gravel down the street
and I hear a guy, a kid really
clear his throat
and begin to 
like a cardinal...
...almost as good as me

I know we have cardinals around, I have seen them,
but I could not help but laugh 
and wonder
if me
and this kid
have been singing to each other all along 


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

That is too funny :)
I love cardinals, too. We have a pair that visit frequently. And, yesterday while I was watering the garden, I saw a cardinal, couple robins, and a hummingbird!! Reached for my phone camera, but not fast enough.....

Annmarie Pipa said...

they are beautiful birds for sure. my kids cannot believe the pretty birds are the males!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love this story!!! We had an unidentified bird in the spring who's song was making my husband crazy - maybe it was a neighbour like your cardinal turned out to be. We have a family of cardinals that visit every day.

Geneva said...

":o) This is a cute post! It gave me a nice smile this morning.

el-mundo-en-colores said...

great photo, the one from google, beautiful colour!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeheee.......these guys are ALL OVER in my yard. We just watched TWO OF THEM challenging each other over who was going to get the girl....these little guys are feisty!

Thank you dear for coming to visit today! Anita

designchic said...

so funny...we have lots of cardinals in our yard and we love to watch them!! Happy Friday ~

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

:) very cute! they are beautiful birds - we don't have them here in Ireland - what a pity!!


The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

But were you doing the purr at the end of the whistle!