I Missed the Sunrise But Got the Bird

Andy always gets up early and walks two miles while I sleep.  This morning he rushed back into the motorhome and told me to get up quickly to go see the sunrise.  I put on my clothes as fast as possible and we walked to the waterfront.  The sun had already come up enough that most of the color was gone. I took about a dozen pictures, but none of them turned out well. Then, we were walking back to the motorhome when this cardinal perched on the overhead line. The low sun lit him up like a Christmas card.

b Cardinal on Line
Cardinal on Line

There was also a dove nearby.

b Dove on Line
Dove
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29 thoughts on “I Missed the Sunrise But Got the Bird

  1. Miriam February 11, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    They’re both stunners.

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    • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 11:04 pm

      ha, ha, had! I guess I was! But not early enough to catch that spectacular sunrise.

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  2. cindy knoke February 12, 2016 / 1:16 am

    I have only seen a cardinal once, and that was in Argentina. I am jealous.

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  3. kritsayvonne February 12, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Wow, the sunlight gives those bird luminescence.x

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  4. Afrika Bohemian February 12, 2016 / 4:36 am

    Great pictures, I like that you wake up early to see the sun rise that is so beautiful

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      • Afrika Bohemian February 15, 2016 / 1:48 am

        I see, we thank God for Andy then 🙂

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  5. bayphotosbydonna February 12, 2016 / 8:52 am

    It was well-worth the rush to try to catch the sunrise, you still received a beautiful gift of the Cardinal! 🙂

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  6. Cas Olverson February 12, 2016 / 8:56 am

    aw. beautiful birds. they know what a dear softie you are and were probably looking for a hand out 😉

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  7. Carol Ferenc February 12, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Maybe next time with the sunset. Beautiful cardinal ~ one of my favorite birds!

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  8. Carol Ferenc February 12, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Oops . . . the sunrise!

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  9. Little Voice February 12, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    That morning sun caught the birds in perfect light. Well done.

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    • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      I thought they were great, no brilliant; better than my pictures show. Thanks.

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  10. My Many Facets February 13, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    I’m a night owl. It’s always been ultra easy for me to stay up late. For a long time though I’ve wanted to get up earlier, but it’s so difficult! Note though that if one is excited about the next day getting up easy is a piece of cake! Your post just gave me a ‘reason’! I will try to get up just to see what wonderful things I can see at sunrise…..it may just strictly be the sunrise itself 😀 Thanks!

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    • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      I am the night owl too. I can go to bed early, but I just lie awake for hours. Andy is my alarm clock and wakes me up about seven. Sometimes he decided I need more sleep and lets me sleep in. You are right. I don’t have any trouble getting out when we are going somewhere. I’m glad you were motivated by the post.

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