Come Back for a Minute

As my friend and I left the cafeteria after our breakfast duty and headed for our classroom, we took the shortcut outside. She was a few steps ahead of me, so when I said, “Oh, look,” the building was blocking her view. “Come back here for a minute, look up at that tree,” I said, pointing. The slender branches of the tree reached high, barely green with buds still tightly closed, awaiting a few more days of warm weather to pry them open. On the uppermost branch, sat a lone cardinal, scarlet plumage brilliant against the clear blue sky. Once our attention was turned toward it, we could hear its whistles and trills greeting the sunny morning. What a serene moment for the start of the day.

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7 Responses to Come Back for a Minute

  1. Terje says:

    How lovely that you were able to catch the moment.

  2. Bernadette says:

    DON’T YOU LOVE THE BURST OF RED THAT A CARDINAL MAKES AGAINST A CRISP BLUE SPRING SKY.

  3. What a wonderful moment!!! So glad you had the opportunity to enjoy it. Sounds beautiful!

  4. Lori Sheroan says:

    That sounds like a fine way to start the day – sharing a moment of nature’s beauty with a colleague!

  5. arjeha says:

    A cardinal really does stand out in its surroundings. What a great way to start the day.

  6. Adrienne says:

    What a beautiful way to start the day!!!

  7. Lisa Rizzo says:

    I think cardinals are what I miss most about the midwest – and I’ve lived in California for 36 years! I’m so glad you stopped to notice.

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