Today I woke up and looked out the window to see the first cardinal of the year!
Our Hawthorn in the back yard is, for whatever reason, a cardinal magnet in the wintertime when the leaves are all gone. In the summer we don't see a one, but as soon as the weather turns, there they are!
This cardinal is a sign of the passing of the seasons. And boy is he handsome!
Today I am thankful for the beauty of the seasons changing, and the little rituals and observances we create to relate to them.