Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Cardinal And Happy New Year

A comforting thought for cold Winter days
A cardinal is a representation
of a loved one who has passed.
When you see one it means they are visiting you.
They usually show up when you most need them or miss them.
They also make an appearance during times of celebration
as well as despair.
to let you know they will always be with you.
Look for them
they will appear....


As we begin a new year may it be
with thankfulness and peace.
May we put painful memories to rest,
except the upcoming year
with challenges it will bring,
reach out in love
to all that cross our path and
accept the love that surrounds us.

May we each be
Happy, Well, Safe and at Peace.....


thewiildmagnola said...

A new beginning is so fun.

I make mine here in Florida...and you in the north country.

Wishing you always the best of everything.


lil red hen said...

Spectacular picture! Thank you Ernestine, and Happy New Year to you!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful, thank you very much for sharing. Happy 2015. :)

Pienosole said...

Beautiful words and a beautiful photo! I wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year.

Dotti said...

That is a beautiful photo! I had never heard that sentiment before about them.

May your have a blessed and lovely 2015 dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

I did not know cardinals were visitors from lives past, but it is a comforting thought. They are so lovely in the gray of winter.

Hill Top Post said...

Love your beautiful picture and words. Happy New Year to you!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Beautiful photograph and writing. I will be seeing cardinals in a whole new way now and will think of your post whenever I do.

May you have a very Happy New Year!

Judy said...

I did not know that about Cardinals. No wonder I always have so many at my feeder. Hoping this year will be better than last--for the world and for us tiny inhabitants of it.

Sky said...

I loved this post. When I lived in the south I saw cardinals daily. One pair lived around my house which bordered a wetlands area; a creek was only feet from one of the feeders. Each spring/summer the parents brought the new babies to visit. I saw them all year and watched the males change into their adult feathers. (The juvenile males are colored like females until they are grown.) We never saw cardinals in the PNW - this area is not part of their territory. Made me so sad. When my mother died (in the south), there they were! Cardinals sat on tree branches all along the procession route, lining the path we traveled. It was such a thrill to see them in such profusion, especially on such a solemn day. They filled my heart with joy when it was breaking. Thanks for sharing this with us.