Saturday, April 23, 2011

Red Cardinal!

As I sit writing this post this Saturday afternoon, a red bar is running across the bottom of my television screen with severe thunderstorm warnings and a beep, beep, beep is sounding off. A strong storm, the second one since I've been up this morning, just passed overhead and several more are right behind it. I was awakened this morning by a severe thunderstorm as well. We had an even stronger storm that came through at dinnertime last evening and right after it passed over, the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning. I knew when the storm passed there should have been a warning with it. These are only a handful of the storms we've had in the last week. And now for the third time in a month, the Ohio River is way out of banks and covering roadways all around Louisville. No sooner than I had typed that last period, the Weather Channel is showing flooding in Louisville and the Horseshoe Casino which may have to close again due to high water on the television. Weird. My heart goes out to those who have had damage from all the spring storms. I am praying to the weather gods to please give us a break, but I don't think their listening.

While in Nashville, Indiana last weekend this beautiful red cardinal was regaling everyone with his song high up in a tree over one of the shops. I tried to get a better image but he wasn't having it. Still I like the blues and greens and I love the tree bark on this tree. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter tomorrow and enjoy Easter dinner and please try not to eat too many chocolate bunnies. And now back to praying to the weather gods . . . ENJOY!


  1. Wow, is he red! What a nice capture, Carol.
    Happy Easter!

  2. Beautiful red in the green of the tree! I hope your storms are not too severe, Carol. We're expecting rain/snow mix here in Denver and just snow in the mountains. It's windy now and chilly - I had my 4 mile walk, so I'm staying inside and keeping warm. Tomorrow, I'll attend an Easter brunch (in the snow!).