Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's the simple things.....

My uncle died suddenly 14 years ago. He loved cardinals as did my Aunt. Ever since my Aunt has always looked at the cardinal symbolically. She had a beautiful picture of one etched on his gravestone and has many throughout her house. So now when I see a cardinal I always think of and remember my Uncle Ray.
He's been trying to get in the house now for 3 + weeks. I'm thinking he just wants to check out our new digs.
This week we are putting up a real cool birdhouse my dad made...pictures to follow. Hope you enjoyed my series of "It's the simple things..." The end!

16 comments:

Stone Bridge Farm said...

That's a great story. What's funny, we had a pair of cardinals that kept trying to get into the pool building a couple of weeks ago. After about a week they have left. What's more funny is that we had recently did some renovating to it...maybe cardinals don't like change? :0P

Linda said...

neat story!!!

coastrat said...

We used to have a cardinal that would fly up to the window and peck at the window; we assume trying to get at his/her reflection in the glass.

fullfreezer said...

My parents had a male cardinal that threw himself against the window for weeks. Several years in a row. I think they're going after their reflection to drive off the intruder. It was only at certain times of the day- evidently when the light was right for it to see the reflection.
I love cardinals as well. We have had a pair nest in our hedge for several years in a row. It's always fun to see the babies fledge.
Judy

Ron said...

That's a great photo of the cardinal trying to get in. I never get good shots, but I suppose there were plenty of photo opportunities over the past 3 weeks. :)

Ron

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

So funny! I had a pair try for the longest time to get into our windows! What is it with cardinals? LOL maybe they like the diggs or they love to look at themselves> LOL I did a post on it too complete with pictures that look just like mine! how funny is that?

country girl said...

We don't have cardinals in California. Grew up in Minneapolis where they were abundant. Such a beautiful bird.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

When I see a cardinal, I think of my Dad who liked feeding the birds in the backayard and he especially liked to attract the cardinals with black-oil sunflower seed.

Michelle said...

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blogs and I gave you an award on my page. Love the pictures, too!

Michelle said...

Kim, you are so welcome. It is well-deserved because your blogs and pictures brighten my day! Thank you for the comment about my son's blog! Have a wonderful day!

Lynnie said...

Wow! Sweet story and great pictures!

My dad flew helicopters and passed away suddenly about 12 years ago. I tell my kids that if they see a helicopter they can make a wish! It keeps him feeling nearby somehow...

Cowgirl said...

cool!

kentuckyagrarianwannabe said...

Just found your site via not dabbling in normal, great pics and of course our state bird is the cardinal.

Tim

Don said...

Lots of things happening at your place! Nice pic of the cardinal. They are usually pretty skittish.

I love your farm!

Sue M. said...

How cool!

I've never seen a cardinal. Your pics and story are beautiful.

Mare said...

We had a young male cardinal do the same thing, but to my side view mirror on my van. Come to find out, he was seeing his reflection and thinking it was a rival male in his territory! Silly things!