Today is the right kind of snowy day. Quite cold—17° F—which makes the snow light and fluffy, and there isn’t much wind to speak of. This combination means that there are no power outages in the forecast. Music to my ears.
Although I don’t usually post on Thursday, I couldn’t resist featuring these pictures of a male cardinal in the snow. I figured blogging friends who have neither snow nor cardinals would enjoy seeing them. And it’s my guess that blogging friends who have both wouldn’t mind seeing them either.
Any way you look at it, winter has come to northern New England, and I love its sparseness every bit as much as I love the vibrant colors of spring, summer, and fall.
Note: These pictures were taken with my wee camera from the bathroom window, which I opened. The feeder is probably twenty feet away. And the light, shall we say, was not the brightest.
63 thoughts on “Red Cardinal on a Snowy Day”
As we have neither snow nor red cardinals this is a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing.
So glad you enjoyed it!
Wonderful shots Laurie. Lovely to see the lovely red cardinal and even snow. I am missing it badly.
Thanks, Rupali! Hope you get some snow soon.
We need a miracle to go against the forecast 😦
Beautiful! I’m guessing Little Green had a workout today. We had about 18″.
Alas, Little Green broke down today. Clif will try to fix her tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Say it isn’t so. Good luck to Clif.
He is working on Little Green right now. Should know soon weather it’s a broken belt. Fingers crossed.
P.S. Luckily we only had about six inches of snow.
Ooh, 6″ that’s pretty good.
Epic photos Laurie!
Such lovely winter scenes Laurie and the red cardinal really pops out! ❤
It stands out against the snow
Always enjoy seeing them against the snow.
He is lovely. Cardinals do add a nice splash of color on a snowy day… I saw similar at my feeders, but was too lazy to go for my camera, ha! 😉 How much did you get? Ours was around 14″
Love that flash of color. Only about six inches here.
I love those shots! We have cardinals, but rarely snow. What I love about the shots is that the whole scene is so neutral, except for that wonderful pop of red.
That red certainly pops!
Very Christmassy effect.
Can’t beat that red and white.
That’s wonderful. Perfect. His red in the middle of all that white and gray. And he looks so comfortable perched on top of that fluff of snow.
Such a pretty bird!
They sure are!
The storm passed by us yesterday. We had about 10 inches of light fluffy stuff. I got the battery replaced in the tractor that morning! – Oscar
Only five inches for us!
Gosh, I wish we had cardinals. The ultimate Christmas card bird. So gorgeous. Glad your power stayed on!
They are a beautiful bird. Very good that the power stayed on!
Red cardinals with a snowy background are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing … and stay safe up there.
As I too have neither snow nor cardinals, I greatly appreciate these lovely scenes!
Actually, I was thinking about you when I posted the pictures.
Thank you, Laurie!
Indeed it is!
The mailman brought our bigger, “squirrel-proof” feeder the day before the blizzard, and the birds knew what to do. I am just waiting to get a good cardinal picture myself!
Good luck! Hope you get one.
Lots of wind and rain at the moment – well I am back in England 🌦 – but no snow and definitely no red cardinals. Fab photos.
I certainly don’t mind 🙂
Few people do, I think. 😉
The perfect wintry scene and beautiful photos!🙂 Glad you were able to enjoy the snowy day without power outage worries.
Thanks! It sure was.
These are gorgeous, Laurie, and would make an excellent Christmas card! By the way, Central Illinois has both snow and cardinals, but I’m always happy to see the two together!
A winning combination. And from Hal Borland I learned how recent it was that cardinals have been in New England, never mind Maine. (Past twenty years for us.)
That brilliant red against the white snow is always so stunning, Laurie. You can share those pictures any day. Enjoy the white fluff. 🙂
I certainly am! Thanks!
One of my favorite winter scenes – red cardinal on white snow!
Hard to beat, isn’t it?
Beautiful pictures! I have lots of beautiful cardinals at my place but no snow. Pure beauty…male cardinals in snow.
Many thanks! Hard to beat those red feathers against the white snow.
That is such a lovely colourful bird – like our robin but all over red and brighter! We have rain and more rain so I am thinking of asking for waders or a wetsuit for Christmas! Thank you for the picture which looks properly white Christmasssy.
Thanks so much!
Oh Laurie! how lovely and I do not get snow but rarely-so thank you for the “Christmas Card”. Merry, merry Christmas!!
My great pleasure!
Your photos of the cardinal in the snow are absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing this!
My pleasure! And thanks for the kind comments.
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