Late in the afternoon as the sky was darkening Judy, her mother, took me to the Skaal's farm down the road.
I was blessed to see my first cardinal and he was a bright red on the snow under the feeders.
Then I saw a female.
In the end we saw two pairs at the feeder with the other birds. I felt so blessed. We have been to this area 4 times and have travelled in our RV all over the Maritime Provinces but never had the chance to see a cardinal in the flesh. They do not live on the west side of the Rockies past Alberta. They always look so lovely on Christmas cards. I really wanted to see one in the wild and today I did.
Also, I need to make a correction about a comment in a former blog. The sampler I thought was stitched was actually an illuminated work on kid leather done by a pioneer in a former era. I had put it at the end of my blog for the Carols and Candles service on Christmas Eve. We live and we learn, hopefully.