Much has been happening here that has continued to draw my immediate attention away from keeping up with website communications. But I will keep chiming in, as time–and issues on more-front burners–allow. Please bear with me.
Since I last posted, we had a second wonderful snowfall, during which we decided to increase our offerings to the local birds by adding a block of suet to the trove of sunflower seeds, and I decided to use the opportunity to challenge myself with photographing some of the birds that have taken advantage of the enhanced palette of possibilities.
I plan to do this in two parts. Today’s edition contains two images that I made of a pair of cardinals during our second serious snowfall of the season, just a few days ago. They are, of course, naturally magnificent, but the expressions that they adopt during inclement weather seem quite tempting to anthropomorphize into reflections of dismay, resigned acceptance, or myriad other whimsical moods more or less appropriate to the circumstances. I encourage you to read your own interpretations into their postures.
Watch for the second edition tomorrow. Meanwhile, fluff up and stay warm!