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April 10, 2017 By Harold Pollack
Cardinal on redwood deck
April 10, 2017 at 7:52 am
Happy Passover and Easter to you too!!!
What a beautiful bird!!! I recently saw a male bluebird for the first time and he was stunning. (Usually what we get here are jays.)
April 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm
What a lovely shot!
April 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm
As is common with songbirds, the female has much more subdued plumage. That's nature, and Mrs. Cardinal has to put up with it. Not so the human discrimination that keeps women from being cardinals of the Catholic Church. The institution is of pragmatic human origin, and no dogma requires that cardinals be priests and therefore men. I'm still waiting for Pope Francis to show a bit more courage here and appoint some pious, experienced and crafty women religious to the college. He could use their input. Advert for old post here on Michaelangelo's ignored Sybils on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.