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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - Louisville Cardinals




Dug back in photo archives to January 2011 to find my best shot of a red cardinal.  Posting it in honor of the Cardinals, University of Louisville men's basketball team, winning the national tournament Sunday night in Atlanta.


After last night in New Orleans was hoping to congratulate the U of L Lady Cards on winning the women's NCAA tournament.  Unfortunately, they didn't prevail against UCONN, but what a season they've had where--as their warmups proclaimed--they Rise to the Occasion.  They've certainly done that all season and Louisville can be proud of two champion Cardinal teams.

Finally, just for fun, I caught these His 'n Her tails yesterday.  The Lady Cardinal is a bit challenging to photograph, unlike the male who seems a bit calmer.


14 comments:

Brian King said...

Nice shot of the male against the blue sky! I like the females just as much, though. They can have some great shades of brown! There has been a lot of back and forth between Cat and Cards fans here. LOL!

TexWisGirl said...

nice tribute to the locals. :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

nice shots. i love cardinals. guess that is why i make a great Virginian. ha. ha!! ( :

Mama Zen said...

What a pretty pair!

mick said...

Great photos of the Cardinals. The contrast of colors in the first photo is especially beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh such fabulous photos - I'm so jealous - we just don't get cardinals out on the west coasts - though I heard an interesting story a few years back that they had progressed farther west and had been seen in Montana - wonder if they can get over the mountains?

Neil said...

Great photos of the Cardinals the male stands out.

NatureFootstep said...

Cardinal shots withour snow. :) Love it.

The Snow Bunting is a little darker in summer. But not much.

Stewart M said...

That combination of red and blue is great! What a bird.

The title of the meme is Wild BIrd Wednesday, not Identified Bird Wednesday - so post away, even if you dont know the name - I'm sure somebody will provide it!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne.

i stora drag said...

Nice photos! These birds are so colourful and beautiful! Unfortunately we don't have them here in Sweden.
Thanks for your comment, Faye!
Have a great weekend! /Pia

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! This is a fun post, Faye.

Carletta said...

That blue sky was the perfect background for capturing a male cardinal!

Faye, my email isn't configured such that I can click on your link and send you a note. If you want to email me I'll answer your bird questions you left in my comments.

Ken Schneider said...

Agree that the female is every bit as beautiful as the male. As for the basketball teams, the ladies can be very proud of their accomplishments. Of course there was so much positive sentiment for the men's team all around the country, so they had lots of extra help!

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