Mari and I were on the deck this morning, she enjoying her coffee, I enjoying my smoothie, both of us enjoying the warm weather, when we heard the distinctive call of a cardinal! We have been hearing the hauntingly beautiful sound of this elusive, shy bird all summer, but we have yet to see it! It’s as if it is saying, you hoo, you hoo, come and find me! With its distinct color the cardinal is a strikingly beautiful bird and I always marvel at the sight and sound of one! Hearing our friend this morning, I felt uplifted, joyful, at peace! It was a very special moment and I felt awesome!