With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cardinal in Winter

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cardinal in Winter

I saw a cardinal on a branch outside our powder room window. I was able to get a few photos.  I wanted to add a verse or poem for my Sunday post but couldn't find something I liked.  Our granddaughter, Keri Jill, told me she likes to write poetry and in a few minutes read to me the following poem.

Winter Cardinal
by Keri Jill - age 10

When a cardinal's nose hits winter breeze
it shivers and shivers and starts to freeze.

But, God gives a blanket like shimmering gold
and even in winter, he never gets cold.
Pop-Pop went to watch her play in our church Salao soccer league Saturday morning then brought her to our home for a visit and sleepover. She requested mashed potatoes and green beans for supper. I threw in BBQ chicken for good measure. Making Valentine's Day treats, jewelry making with Aunt Abbey and a movie were on the list of things to do.

Aunt Abbey working on a project with Keri
few more photos


podso said...

You have a poet in the family! And what fun to have a sleepover….great pics of the feathered friends.

Debbie said...

You really got some GREAT photos of that bird! Soo pretty. But the poem! Oh my...that was really good! Sleep overs are STILL fun, especially when their with our grands. Enjoy your day!

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful post! Love the poem and photos!!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love the bird photos. The poem is sweet!

Barbara F. said...

I love cardinals, they are special to me, these photos capture them perfectly. xo

Donna said...

Those sweet cardinals always brighten up the winter scenes outside our windows! Lovely photos.

Pondside said...

What a sweet poem! Please say 'well done' for me!
Whenever I see a photo of a cardinal I wish they were to be found on the Island. They are like little bits of feathered good cheer on the winter landscape.

Ann said...

I love the pictures of the cardinals and that is the sweetest poem.

NanaDiana said...

Your photos are just amazing, Lorraine! AMAZING! I love your sweet girls and Keri wrote a wonderful little poem. Her heart has been touched by the Lord, that's for sure. What fun for you to spend time with them. xo Diana

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos and I adore Keri's poem. She is growing so tall. I know you all enjoyed your time together. Wishing you a blessed Valentine's week.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Love the photos and the poem. I think birds in winter are so majestic. I know the bird feeders ar such a blessing to them as they search for food.

SarahGeorge said...

You got to picture the cardinal so close isn't it? Looks so beautiful. And what a fun having the sweet little girl is having! The poem was very good!

Debbie Huffaker said...

I simply love cardinals...male and female! Beautiful birds....great pictures!


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