The Yellow Finch vs The Red Cardinal

As long as we are talking about birds, I wanted to share something that has been on my mind recently. People have told me that when they see a Red Cardinal, they think of my mom. I agree. I do too. However, there are other birds that make me think of her as well and one is the Yellow Finch. I was taking Harvey and Butters for a run the other morning and in front of our path a Yellow Finch comes swooping through. We had our pace going otherwise I would have stopped to try and take a picture. Funny thing is, later that evening, Turner was outside working on stuff and he came in and showed me a picture he took on his phone -- of a Yellow Finch. Now, I have never told Turner that Yellow Finches make me think of my mom and what is even crazier is that Turner rarely uses his smart phone for the things that a smart phone can do like taking pictures without me telling him. The fact that this happened all in the same day warmed my heart. Mom liked to feed the birds. She obviously was never trapped in the house because of them... :-)


So next time you see a Red Cardinal or a Yellow Finch, I hope you smile. Oh, and if there's an Orange Oriole around, that counts too. But not a Blue Jay. Nope, they don't count...