Because Steve was working on Saturday and Sunday (downside to being the Bike Guy – weekend commitments), I spent most of the weekend catching up on my to-do list, and shuttling kids to and from various activities. But between trips, I found a few “moments of zen,” stalking a male cardinal who was courting from the comfort of our front yard.

Steve didn’t really understand my obsession with our cardinal visitor, until he saw the photos. (I had a hard time deciding which I liked best – but out of 50ish photos, there were my four favorites).


10 Responses to Snapshot: Moment of Zen

  1. Amy J says:


  2. Kristin P says:

    Your photos are beautiful Kristin! You are inspiring me to learn more about my camera and taking photos!

  3. Michele says:

    Cardinal stalking is the best !! my favorite bird :)

  4. Rachel says:

    Really nice composition and color!

  5. Susan says:

    Love the first one. Red and purple. Very red hat ladies

  6. April says:

    It looks like he enjoyed playing with you too. These are great shots! I love the first one because of the contrast. The third one is probably my favorite because it looks like he’s up to no good!!!

  7. danaaz says:

    Wow thoses are really pretty pictures. What kinds of a camera do you have?

  8. Kristin says:

    Danaaz – These pictures were taken with a Nikon D40. (But I have a new camera, so we’ll see how that goes).

    April – I love the first one also – the funny thing is it was a total accident. I had the white balance sent to incandescent (so it goes to show a little experimentation is not a bad thing).

  9. Amy-Sue says:

    Beautiful pics! :)

  10. Catarina says:

    Oooooooo, Spectacular Kristin! We do not have cardinals in California, so this is a real treat! I have only seen one cardinal in my life. I was visiting a friend in Michigan in the summer months and got to see one in their back yard.