The yellow cat appeared to be waiting for birds to show up. I went outside and she ran away.
I love the pretty cardinals and photograph them often. The male is bright red and the female is colored more subtly, probably to avoid attracting predators when nesting. I often think of my mom when I see these fine birds, for she liked watching them and she sometimes wore a red sweater!
Many years ago I read a book called The Cardinal but it had nothing to do with birds. It was about a Catholic priest who rose up through the ranks. I was young when I read it; I remember being appalled when he let his sister die during a difficult childbirth rather than have the baby's life sacrificed. It was a horrible choice to have to make, but it left her husband without a wife and her child without a mother. Other than that horrific incident, I enjoyed the book.