And the Studio is Quiet…Yet the Cardinals Still Search

Cardinals in the Snow – The Search for Food


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Snowing outside… the day turns bright, but … the Nikons are shelved and sulking up a storm…


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The shutters are quieted, the apertures closed down.


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The monitors are dark…


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The computers shutdown … and the keyboards are silently still. The iPhone gets left behind…


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We are deep in the season of down and wool. The birds will go without… or return to the forest of their hatching.


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A simple turn of the calendar… a turn of the seasons ….


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when the landscape turns white… a reminder to refresh….


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The little Nikon P510 is excited, packed and ready to fly… the iPad charged and ready for the wireless signal… tickets confirmed and in hand…


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two buds on a beach break, leaving the husbands and snow behind.


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A new wave of energy…


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a time to relax… yet, more to come…from abroad!


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See you all soon, but not from here… sorry red birds, I’ll feed you when I return. Forage safe!

I asked if you knew where Carolyn and I are headed in the post Deep in the Season of Down… St. Lucia here we come…


481 posts and counting to the big 500…. and you can always check out a few previous posts when I am gone. Much to see and read, new and old. Posts made ahead (this one too) may load on schedule if it works. Fingers crossed. Bye for two weeks.

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I love to photograph, paint, draw, design, garden, travel the world, and pass on a few tips and ideas that I learned through experience as a Master Gardener and architect. I am highly trained in my field and enjoy my work each and every day. I garden in Niagara Falls, NY in zone 6-B. Find me at:
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27 Responses to And the Studio is Quiet…Yet the Cardinals Still Search

  1. janechese says:

    gorgeous! I used to live in Ontario, Canada and miss Cardinals but we had one show up in Alberta last year and people came from miles to see it. Bon Voyage!

  2. Simply Breathtaking and Beautiful:) Cardinals remind me of my husband’s grandma because she loved cardinals. Thanks for sharing – Happy Friday – Happy Weekend!

  3. So wonderful, congratulations!

  4. Beautiful! We used to get them on our deck when we lived in GA. Such lovely birds!

  5. alesiablogs says:

    Have a wonderful vacation.

  6. I’m sure you’re having a wonderful time in St. Lucia! Can’t wait to see the photos and hear about the trip!

  7. alliblair says:

    Those are absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos, I loved them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Have a great time. I’m looking forward to photos from St. Lucia.

  9. Enjoy a well deserved vacation. Maybe your husband will feed the birds while you are gone.

  10. Enjoy every minute!! Cardinals are everywhere here, most of the day, eating up a storm.

  11. Beautiful! I’m Facebooking this to my friends in North Carolina who will love it!

  12. They look so beautiful in the snow. Their warm vermillion red is amazing!

  13. Dear Donna, Beautiful cardinal photographs! Wishing you and Carolyn a safe and wonderful trip to St. Lucia! I’ve never been; don’t know what they grow there; can’t wait to find out! P. x

  14. aberdeen gardening says:

    Those Cardinals are a sight for sore eyes. Your settings go pretty well over my head, doesn’t mean I cant appreciate the pictures though. Have a great holiday and go easy on the booze.

  15. gauchoman2002 says:

    Have a great trip!!!

  16. Pat says:

    Love the cardinals in the snow!

  17. Phil Lanoue says:

    Love seeing cardinals in the snow and these are outstanding!

  18. Can’t beat cardinals in the snow for a beautiful scene. Enjoy your vacation in St. Lucia!

  19. Thanks for these wonderful photographs of the cardinal. Hope you’ll have a great time in St. Lucia! Enjoy your vacation and I’m looking foward to your return.
    Best regards – Michรจle

  20. Have fun and we’ll see you on the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Thanks for leaving us with some beautiful photos. We had a male cardinal at our feeder just a bit ago. Love to see that bright red. Enjoy your trip!

  22. Charlie says:

    Your photos are truly amazing. I sometimes try to imagine what it is like to sit on that branch and be the bird. Your post does encourage me to go check and see if there is enough food in the feeder.

  23. Your bird photography ha really gotten so good Donna. Some very nice photographs of these cardinals. Enjoy your travels

  24. I always love the burst of colors of birds amongst trees!

  25. supernova says:

    Have a great time Donna! ๐Ÿ™‚

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