Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gotcha

I was at Lowe's picking up a new snow shovel when a lovely bird feeder spoke to me: "If you buy me, he will come."  It wasn't expensive at all...a nice little feeder made in part of recycled material.  I bought it and a hearty sunflower mix.  Today, he came!  And he brought friends...

A fit, fat fellow!
In his holiday finery
With finchy friends!
Good day to you, Sir Finch!
Others join in the feast.
Back for a quick snack.
My pleasure, good sir!

12 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Cardinals are so striking in the snow! I love that shot of him in flight. Did you answer the bird feeder in Lowe's? Just wondering if there was a conversation. ;^)

Carolina Linthead said...

There's ALWAYS a conversation, Tess...even in blog comments :-)

KimQuiltz said...

Isn't it exciting when you catch a bird in flight! Happy Anniversary. How I envy you both and your cardinal!

Neva Flores said...

What a beautiful bird. I am so glad you bought this. They say that cardinals bring good luck.

Jayne said...

He's beautiful and so deeply red too! Tractor Supply carries a "Cardinal Blend" seed that has black oil sunflower, safflower, and sunflower kernels and these guys LOVE it.

Ann T. said...

Dear C.L.,
That was a lucky find! Just in time for the birds and just in time for some great pictures!

I congratulate you on seeing opportunity/having conversation in the aisles--and then carrying it forward to a grand, feathered discussion.

Lovely. Thank you!
Ann T.

Carolina Linthead said...

Thank you! There is a rather large discussion group in my back yard, even now. Lots of our common feathered friends involved, along with the occasional mourning dove :-)

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Awww. I could enjoy that with a mug of hot cocoa quite easily.

altar ego said...

Oh, what a wonderful find, and how delightful to be able to enjoy your new friends. Some wonderful photos, too. I'm jealous!

Carolina Linthead said...

Thanks, Jen and Anne! Glad to share :-) Of course the trade-off has been bitter cold. I was joking on Facebook that my laundry this week consists almost entirely of sweatpants, flannel shirts, and wool socks!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, how wonderful the winter birds are. Great photographs of your visitors.

kathew said...

wonderful treat for the eyes these lovely birdies...thanks for getting the feeder and sharing with us!