We haven’t had much of a winter here in Atlanta. Some weeks the weather did manage to dip down into some very cold temps, but they were soon followed by mild, warm days. I think I only pulled out my heavy coat once. We even packed away the heavy comforter weeks ago as the cold winter nights have pretty much been non existent this year…….. and I’m ok with that!
But, somehow despite the warmer temps, Mother Nature still seems to own the timing for the emergence of Spring. It just doesn’t happen until she says it’s time. But, what she will do is give us little signs……a little bit of greenery on a brittle tree limb and tiny hints of color……..and then there are the birds!
As I peered around the corner the corner of our balcony towards the east side of the cemetery I spotted my favorite bird singing, calling to his mate. It was the Cardinal. I love this little guy…..he’s somewhat shy and tends to fly away just about the time I’m able to get my camera set up. But, today, he just sat there off in the distance, balancing himself on a thin, narrow branch…..singing to his heart’s content.
They say that when a Cardinal appears a loved one who has passed is visiting…..an angel watching over us. Perhaps, this is why he didn’t move and just sat there as I snapped away……finding comfort and peace in his cheerful, loving song.
“May you come to find comfort in and remember cardinals appear when angels are near.
So go now, sit outside and drink your tea.
Keep a look out for the little red bird — It is there, your loved one will be.” –Victoria McGovern (credit Our Wander Life )