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Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Love Story


Mister Cardinal lived in my tree.
All winter long he winked at me,
Thankful for the seed I gave,
Although flirty, he did behave.


Then a pretty girl came to lurk.
Seeing his mask and red cape, her interest did perk!


But she played hard to get,
Acting aloof and not interested.



 

He couldn't resist her dark sparkly eyes
Or the way her petticoats did fly.



As she watched, he pulled out all alarms
and in weeks she couldn't resist his charms.


Soon they were inseparable
and their love incomparable!


He talks to her to day and night
And it's my restaurant where they take flight.
A romantic dinner as the moon is seen,
he feeds her there and to her he sings.


In a flowering tree they are building a nest.
They agree that living at Betsy's is the very best!

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Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal in my back yard.
2012




I've joined the A to Z Challenge for the month of April!
We celebrate the letter M all day on Friday the 13th.
Come back tomorrow to see the letter M!

83 comments:

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    1. Is there a prize for being first? Perhaps a cookie? My tumbly is rumbly. :)

      Sorry, I'm starting to sound like Pooh. :)

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    2. Aren't they cute? Can't wait to see the family later on....

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    3. I could spare a small smackerel. :)

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    4. Now you're starting. ha All I can think of now is that quavery oooohhhhh that Piglet does when he is nervous about something. :)

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  2. I love how you connect with nature so well! I would never have thought of making bird love stories or even snapping a picture of them. They are very pretty birds though...to view on the computer. lol Lovely story!!!

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    1. haha ...to view on the computer? Not fly around your head? :)

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    2. No. They can keep their shiny, pointy beaks away from my eyeballs thank you very muchh!! lol

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    3. Someone clearly has issues
      Maybe as she cries a river she'd like a box of tissues..LOL

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    4. why she think birds want to eat her eyes
      I have no idea. I can't surmise.
      They be more likely to poop in her hair
      than to pick at her eyes here and there!

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    5. Issues?? Hmph...

      No one saw The Birds?

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    6. haha...I thought it might have something to do with that movie.
      But these are cardinals...sweet as can be.
      Not some cloud of crazed crows from Hitchock's brain
      and they won't swarm down upon you like rain!
      lol.
      darn...I'm rhyming again when I don't have to
      strat, Pat...I blame you!

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    7. LOL Pat wil take such blame
      It just adds to his fame
      Well if you go by movies any animal can attack
      There is Kujo, Old Yeller, Ben, The Birds, Lake Placid, Jaws, Anaconda and many more at the movie shack
      Birds will never swarm
      That is just not the norm
      Some are crazy though
      Seen them at my show

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  3. Awww. Capes and masks get 'em every time.

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    1. yeah, she fell for that! Can you believe it? hahaha.

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    2. Some of the smartest and/or prettiest ones do!

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    3. maybe it was his red mowhawk! lol.

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    4. Definitely the mohawk! It made her little heart go pitter-pat. :)

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    5. she does look smitten. And when he feed her, it's just so cute! :)

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    6. I've seen them do that--almost looks like a smooch.

      We had sand-hill cranes flying over today. I love their call--it's so haunting. :)

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    7. we have cranes...but I don't think they are sand-hill and I've never heard them make a sound! ha. I'll have to look them up.

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    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1CUkBFQGc&feature=related

      Here's a link of them calling. Sounded a lot like this, but there were only about four.

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    9. Oh, that was fun to hear them! No, mine are different and they are usually flying solo! They are actually Great Blue Herons...just found them! ha. Not cranes at all.

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    1. thanks, dear.

      how are you?

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    2. I saw you have a new post...I'll come and see it soon.

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    3. Im still sick dear, dont feel well and Esperanza was so ba dyesterday:(

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    4. Oh, I didn't know you were still sick! Have you been to the doctor? Poor thing!

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  5. that is so sweet! when I try poetry of any kind well, never mind. ha

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    1. haha...I almost didn't write it as a poem, but thought it would make it more fun. :)

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    2. The cat has upped your skills well
      You have learned much from your time of rhyming at my cell..haha

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    3. yes cat...
      it's you I can thank for that.
      who knew rhymes were so fun
      until you came along! :)

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  6. Not yet! I was so busy with Esperanza sick too. And the doctors are so far of here, you know at the countryside, I will see how Im tomorrow!

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    1. well, I hope you feel better soon!

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  7. I also have a pair of Cardinals...did you know that they are one of the few birds that actually mate for LIFE?!
    we throw out peanuts for them, around dinner time...they like to come right before dark...they are definitely one of my favorite birds...

    Your pictures and your limerick are AWESOME....great job on the alphabet thingy...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o) come on over for a visit!

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    1. smiles...great captures and a fun love story you spin with them as well...ha...more fun in the zoo eh? smiles...

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    2. Linda ~ I did not know that they mated for life. How very sweet! They are our state bird so we see a lot of them. They do eat a lot right at dusk. I hope to find their nest!

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    3. Brian ~ haha...never a dull moment at the zoo!

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  8. Brian used zoo
    And not loo
    I guess that is saved for me
    And not at your sea..haha

    Awww getting all lovey dovey in rhyme
    You know the cat likes such a chime
    Even though he would prob eat the birds
    He still like your words
    And hopes their lovey doveyness grows
    And no long hunting whiskers shows
    From all the kitties at your shore
    That go out to explore

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    1. He has better manners with me
      guess cuz I'm a lady. lol.

      I knew you'd like the poetry in rhyme
      as about their love I did chime.
      So far they have avoided the cats
      maybe they just told them to scat!

      Last year it was the dove couple here at my shore
      until mama cat caught one and fed her kittens galore!
      They were a cute couple, too, dancing to The Byrds for you know who!

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    2. I remember that
      As I was around at your mat
      And you just let it happen too
      How could you
      Let their love be ruined by a cat
      I guess it is better than a dog squashing them flat..haha

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    3. haha..oh, it's nature's way!
      I can't protect them all at my bay
      if they can't watch their backs
      mama cat will attack!
      she had babies to feed
      as they were in need.
      I know...it's easier to watch rats get caught
      as birds are a little more likeable lot. lol.
      Still loved the doves dancing to Turn, Turn, Turn, though
      that was one of my favorites posts at my show! hahaha.

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    4. haha yeah the rats don't bother me
      As they are too germy
      And the birds well it is natures way
      As you say
      And with tummys to feed
      Those birds better take heed..haha

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  9. awww Betsy, this is just so sweet! you are amazing

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    1. I've had the best time watching them out my kitchen window for months now. I hope I get to see their babies!

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  10. I grew up in Indiana where Cardinals are everywhere, but out here we do not have them. Oh, I miss their bright red coats in the trees. Blue Jays, too, we don't have them either. Your photos are charming. Thanks for sharing, Connie :)

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    1. I grew up in Indiana and Illinois and the Cardinal was one of the first bird calls I learned to recognize. Yes, they are everywhere...jays, too!

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  11. that is just perfect! Well done!

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    1. thanks, laurie...I had the best time putting it together! :)

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  12. That is the sweetest love story ever....and Oh my, your photography is prize winning.

    So fun seeing your clever ways to celebrate the A to Z!

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    1. thanks, wanda! Someone said they mated for life...isn't that the sweetest? :)

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  13. Betsy,
    Love this L post! I have mine written but, won't post until morning. I loved your story!

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    1. thanks, dear. I had so much fun putting it together! :)

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  14. I absolutely adored your cardinal love story, and your photos capture their "affair" perfectly. What a marvelous tribute to spring.

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    1. they have been so sweet to watch and I had so much fun doing this!

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  15. Ha, I love happy love stories!

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    1. Me, too! Thinking about you, Yuji!

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  16. Awwwwwwww!! Now for little Cardinal juniors please!! Yay!!! Take care
    x

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    1. oh, yes...little juniors! I do hope so!

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  17. Gorgeous photos, Betsy! We have a pair of cardinals at our feeder too but I've never seen him feeding her ... how sweet is that? And I've never seen a cardinal's nest but would love to find one. Your love story is charming!

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    1. well, tell Mr. Cardinal there that they way to her heart is to feed her a romantic dinner of seed. lol.

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  18. Oh Betsy, what a perfect story with pictures to boot!!!!! I agree with mr & mrs cardinal....they found the perfect home!

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    1. And I think they will stay, nanny...they've been here for months now!

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  19. Awww, I just "love" that love story; and the rhyme that went with it =). Beautiful!

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    1. well, thanks, L. I'm glad everyone is enjoying it! :)

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  20. Priceless Betsy, absolutely priceless.

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    1. thanks dear, Alan...you're priceless yourself. :)

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  21. BRAVO Betsy!!!!! That is a CHARMING story! And the pics are DARLING!!!!!!!!! Will have to show the girls! They will get a BIG KICK outta your love story!

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    1. Oh good! I hope they like it! :)

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  22. What an amazing love story! I love the pictures of her petticoats flying. Awesome.

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    1. I think those are my favorite photos, too! :)

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  23. oh my goodness! what beautiful words and what gorgeous pictures!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Happy A-Zing!

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    1. well, thanks Nutschell...and thanks for visiting! :)

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  24. Oh this is great. Love those pics, and a great story to boot. and it even rhymed Very nice

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    1. thanks, Fred! It was very fun to put together. And the rhyming was for Pat. lol.

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    1. thanks Pen...glad you stopped by! :)

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  26. Too cute, Betsy. Love the cardinal shots. Such fun to see them flit through the air and to hear their cheerful song. I have a pair of doves right outside my kitchen window. Two cute babies in the nest--such fun to watch. Mickie :)

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  27. We need to take the time to enjoy creation around us...thanks for sharing this...for taking the time to let us see something we might have missed!

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  28. Oh, I loved this Betsy! What a wonderful cardinal love story told so well through your poem and photos. I hope they have many little chicks soon!

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