“Somewhere a bird sang, its chant hanging plaintive and melancholy in the still air...I think it's a sort of lark or something. Our tradition has it that they sing with the voices of lost lovers. If the stars are smiling on them, you will hear its mate call back in a moment.” ― Jane Johnson, The Tenth Gift: A Novel
There are so many wonderful things said about birds....
I love to sit in my yard
and watch all the lovely birds
I'm blessed with.
I especially love to see the cardinal pairs.
At times I see the male cardinal feeding the female.
(I have yet to get a photo of it happening)
She is waiting for his return.
Some Native Americans believe...
The Cardinal is one of the most easily recognizable birds with its brilliant red color. It can be seen throughout the twelve months of the year and is often depicted as a Christmas bird. Their eggs hatch in twelve days.
The number twelve connected with the Cardinal
is why there is a belief that they are lucky.
When you spot a Cardinal
you can expect a change for the better
within twelve days, twelve weeks,
twelve months or at the hour of twelve.
Another belief by many Native Americans
is when you observe a Cardinal flying upward
toward the sky
you will have good luck.
The Cardinal perching your windowsill
is the spirit of someone you have lost.
Savor the Day!