Female Cardinal - Quarantine

April 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Quarantine in Michigan

During this time, we are under quarantine in Michigan.  Have been since March 23rd when this picture was taken.  Our governor has extended the stay-at-home order until May 15th.  People are reacting to staying at home many different ways, me included.  I lost my job on March 23rd as I was a contractor working on software implementation of SAP at a company.  They put the project on hold, and let all their contractors go.  Unemployment is impossible to contact, and I personally have not seen any of my unemployment money in over a month.  So, my stress levels have been rather high.

Silver Lining - Things to be Grateful for

On the flip side, I am an introvert and love being indoors, reading, writing, etc.  My husband is still working and getting extra "hazard" pay for having to go out in the world.  Neither of us is sick.  We actually think we had the virus in February after a trip to Vegas, but cannot prove it so far.

I've had lots of time to think in the past month.  I miss going out and taking pictures.  However I can take pictures from inside, or go in our yard and take pictures.  My flowers are starting to come up (daffodils in particular), and soon I will be able to buy perennials and mulch.  Since I currently have lots of time, I can work on the yard and make it as pretty as I want.

Female Cardinal's Message

The picture below is a picture of the female cardinal that lives near our house.  She and the male are often in the bird feeder outside our living room window.  He watches over her and seems very protective of her.  On Monday, March 23rd, right before I heard I was being let go, she came up to our window and stood on the chair and looked in.  Was she trying to tell me something?  Or just making sure we were aware that she wanted to have bird seed in the feeder?  I'd like to think she was trying to tell me something, and comfort me, by letting me know that everything will be all right.

Enjoy! Stay safe and well.


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