Cardinals are said to symbolize hope, joy, health, rejuvenation, and celebration, which is pretty apt for the first day of the New Year. Joe spotted a cardinal in a large tree today, and I was able to get a shot using the longest length lens on my camera.
Native American lore says that if you encounter a cardinal, expect good luck to follow, possibly in 12 hours, 12 days, or at noon or midnight. Whoo-Hoo. We’ll be waiting.