Saturday, December 25, 2010

A gift from nature...

I was being teased by this little guy outside the living room window this morning.  As soon as I was ready to shoot, he'd move.  Then he landed on a closer branch and stayed put allowing me to snap away.  Mind you I shot this through the window and screen, I'm pleased I took the time to give it a go.



It's cute how he has little specs of snow stuck to the top of his crown and on his face. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I sure did.  We had a fresh blanket of snow fall this morning.  The boys went out sledding (it's been years since they've done that), then we went to a family gathering this evening, much food, laughter and merriment. 

Cheers!

21 comments :

Diane said...

Hiya Shari,

Happy Christmas from the UK !!

And for us Brits...whats the sweet little bird called ??

hugs Diane xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I love cardinals! Glad you had a Merry Christmas! :)

Barb said...

I'm glad you took the time to take the photos too! Beautiful! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Me too. . . . :)

Linda Cain said...

great picture!
TFS!

Linda

Shari Carroll said...

Hi Diane,
This little guy is a male Cardinal with his vibrant red. The female is a muted brown mixed with red highlights and has a bright orange/red beak. Lovely birds with beautiful songs as well.

Shari xx

Barbara said...

These are wonderful photos. We have a holly tree in our backyard and my favorite winter picture is of the cardinals in that tree, especially with snow on the branches. (it's starting to snow now). We had a special Christmas with four generations in attendance, from my 97 yr. old Dad to his 1 yr. old great-grandson!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful photos!!!!! Love this sweet little guy. I used to live near St. Louis, MO and miss Cardinals!

Merry belated Christmas!

Brenda said...

Hi Shari, love your photo and coincidentally I saw one out on my run for the very first time today!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh what a handsome guy! Cardinals ate so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photo!

Kelly said...

Beautiful photos! We had a male on our snow covered fence not too long ago. He just popped against the white background. but too quick and far away for a picture. Thanks for sharing.

Latrice said...

Great picture Shari! You can hardly tell you shot through a window and a screen. I would frame it.

hugs

Tandra said...

Hi Shari! Beautiful pic of the birds! Great shot!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your photos Shari, what a beautiful little bird and such a bright red. Thanks for showing us. ( I would love to get these in my garden, we do get a few brightly coloured ones in the UK but not as bright as this)

Tiffany said...

Darling little birdie, so glad you enjoyed your holidays! Here's to the New Year!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous photos of that pretty little guy, Shari! love love them! thanks for sharing. hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Ger said...

What a beautiful bird! I think he's a bit of a poser LOL

Happy New Year!

Ger x.

scrappin.bari said...

What a gorgeous cardinal, Shari! So glad he cooperated for your photoshoot! Happy Holidays! Linda W.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Happy New Year, Shari (and Mr. Cardinal too!)! Hugs!

Merry said...

Oh wow....thanks so much for taking the time to take these photos and to share. What a beautiful bird.

Rumtruffle said...

Wow what a beautiful bird and what a great shot through a window too!
Helen x
www.acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures Shari...glorious! And for sharing yourself :)