Kickass cardinal song

Kickass, the doorstop dog, says his keeper was enjoying a glass of wine on the deck last evening when a cardinal perched on the very top of the deck tree and rendered an exquisite version of “My Funny Valentine,” a song that always renders the keeper more or less incapacitated for an hour or so.

So maybe the cardinal garbled a few notes.  Maybe the wine played tricks on hearing.  It doesn’t matter.  There was a moment, a memory, magnificence in just being there.

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  1. No, no, no, the wine was not playing tricks, but helping bring the song of this incredible little bird more into focus. The cardinal’s call is absolutely the most exquisite sound of nature and we are fortunate to be among the many who get to hear it just about all year. We have several cardinals in the neighborhood, and whenever they sing that ringing bell-tone of theirs, it always perks up my ears and enlivens my mood. Thanks for this!