The Cardinal on the Deck


You are as much
a part of morning
as daybreak and coffee,
so I should have
been prepared to
snap a better picture.
Sam’s morning routine
is to sit by the

French doors in
anticipation of your
arrival. You never
fail to respond.
A fluttery flash
of scarlet. A greeting
that heralds the
start of a new day.
Satisfied that there’s
order in our little
universe, you head
for the bird feeder.
Sam to his bowl
of milk. Me to
my coffee.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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