Friday, May 29, 2009

Cardinal Pair

Cardinal Pair
This painting is 7 x 5", oil on board, unframed

Cardinals hold a special place in our hearts! They are the state bird of Ohio and also have the honor of being the state bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia----no other bird is honored by more states!

Cardinals are certainly easy to spot, especially the male, whose brilliant plumage is a lovely contrast to both a snowy or summer-green landscape. Cardinals mate for life and will inhabit the same vicinity for years. Accurate or not, we think we recognize "individual" cardinals in our own back yard and we are lucky to have a large number that live nearby. This pair are two of our favorites!

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