Haiku Friday: Red Bird

A blanket of white
And then I see him: a small
Flash of brilliant red

Lovely cardinal,
Won’t you come closer? We want
To admire you

(click the picture to enlarge it)

I snapped this photo earlier in the week from my living room window. This little guy has been hanging out at my backyard bird feeder all week, but he’s too shy to come out from the trees when I’m near the window. Still, he’s stunning against the snowy backdrop, isn’t he?

To play along for Haiku Friday, follow these steps:

1. Write your own haiku on your blog. You can do one or many, all following a theme or just random. What’s a haiku, you ask? Click here.

2. Sign the Mister Linky below or at Jennifer’s blog with your name and the link to your haiku post (the specific post URL, not your generic blog URL). DON’T sign unless you have a haiku this week. If you need help with this, contact Jennifer or myself.

3. Pick up a Haiku Friday button to display on the post or in your sidebar by clicking the button at the top.

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  1. That’s so cool that you had your camera handy to get that shot!

  2. Lovely!

  3. How beautiful!!

  4. What a striking contrast.

  5. That is an amazing shot! So cool! Cold actually. :)

  6. What a stunning contrast to the bleak white (THAT WON’T GO A-W-A-Y!). Beautiful pic.

    Ok, so this is week 10 for me…I’m still ‘new’ apparently. Heh.

  7. Oooh, awesome photo. I love the deep red of the cardinal!

    Happy Haiku Friday!

  8. Wow, cool! Great shot and great ‘ku, too!

  9. I’ve never seen a cardinal; we don’t have them here. Isn’t bird watching fun? Your place looks snowy and beautiful. :)

  10. Wow! That is a gorgeous cardinal! Beautiful pic and haiku!

  11. Love the picture – that flashof red! Happy Haiku Friday!

  12. How pretty! And such a perfect interruption to winter gray. I’ve never seen one either.

  13. Beautiful shot!

  14. Beautiful! I love cardinals. :)

  15. Absolutely stunning and great’ku!

  16. Wow!! What a great shot! :)

  17. How fun! Lovely Haiku and amazing photo! Thanks for sharing and for hosting Haiku Fridays.
    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Beautiful picture!! And of course I love the matching haiku!

  19. Wow! That cardinal really stands out in the snow. And I’m just astonished that there was snow last week–I think everywhere should have California weather. :D

  20. my first ever haiku-good thing i had something really good to write about. the cardinal is so pretty. i have a lot in my yard this time as well.

  21. Head Gaggler says:

    Beautiful shot, love those birds. I finally joined in again this week.

  22. Thanks for your beautiful photo and haiku. As you can tell from the tenor of my very first Haiku Friday post, I need cheering up.

  23. That’s a wonderful picture! Love it and great haiku to go along with it!!

  24. What a beautiful picture.

  25. Jerseygirl89 says:

    Great picture and lovely haiku.

  26. Great haiku and pic!!

    I saw a cardinal in the snow too but didn’t get my camera in time! I’m glad you were able to catch it!

  27. Beautiful – what a perfect sign of spring.

  28. Wow, that is beautiful!ee

  29. Wow! Beautiful picture!

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