Good morning all. The last few days I've been watching a female cardinal bringing sticks and twigs and bits of fabric to the primrose bush that is just below my bedroom window. The male doesn't seem to contribute much but his song. At any rate, I'm really looking forward to having these songbirds right outside my window. Have a wonderful day everyone. Love and Light, Candace
The Cardinals Sing
The cardinals sing in the primrose bush.
The female gives the male a push:
She’s busy building a next, you see,
For the fledgling birds that are soon to be.
Soon will come the long time of setting
But first there is the time of getting
Sticks and twigs and soft bits of feather
To create a nest that will easily weather
The onslaught of squirrels and the rain
That spring and summer again and again
Will bring to test the integrity
Of the next she’s built with alacrity.
Having the cardinals so close pleases me
As the song of these birds eases me
From the pain and fear that my illness brings.
The prospect of hearing them sing
Much pleasure will all summer bring.
Their sweet melody always thrills
And brings release from a world of ills.
With my new neighbors so bright and gay,
I’ll happily start each new day.