In the cardinal bird
motif of the wrought iron work that holds entryway lamps and planters.
Told as a cardinal bird
legend, because the cardinals were the first band of birds bringing the red ribbon of the rainbow, "A Rainbow of Birds" appeals to children's sense of immediate magic and discovery of the beauty in nature.
A heartfelt hug, a warm smile, the flash of a red Cardinal bird
, these are ephemeral moments that touch us, sometimes briefly, sometimes profoundly, often not acknowledged as the treasures they are.
In the central garden, red cardinal birds
fly among the maturing magnolias, silver birches and catsura trees that Noguchi planted to shade his abstract stone sculptures.
I sat on one of the many tree stumps gnawed down by beavers and watched the crimson cardinal birds
in the bleached branches of the sycamore trees while high overhead a huge woodpecker bored holes in the trunk of a big conifer.
feathers and cigarette butts and roses and orchids and flamingo birds and cardinal birds
and blue birds and blue .
I walked with her day after day alongside the frozen Chesapeake canal, through the bleached sycamores where crimson cardinal birds
flew from branch to branch.