Seeing Red

The other morning after breakfast, my one-year-old climbed up onto the sofa, pressed his pudgy little hands against our large bay window and peered out. My three-year-old and I sat beside him and followed his glance. He spotted a cardinal, and we all watched as it swooped low across our front lawn. It was a male, I noted. He had deeply saturated red plumage  and stark black lining around his beak. A bush at the end of our driveway shook as he landed on its branch suddenly. Just moments later a female cardinal joined him. She was less showy, but pretty in her own right with brownish tones and a stroke of bright red across her head and breast. Then came another cardinal. Then another! Suddenly there were too many to count. So much red against the drab November landscape.

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It was cool to see so many cardinals in one place. (Although not quite as cool as that bear sighting.) I asked Google about why they were all together and apparently the feed as a flock in the winter but pair off in warmer seasons.  And while I have no photos to show you of this fun morning moment with the cardinals, I do have lots of vibrant red fabric to share. Did I mention you can shop by color at OnlineFabricStore?

Premier Prints Outdoor Gotcha American Red Fabric

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Premier Prints Zig Zag Lipstick/White Fabric

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Premier Prints Ikat Dots Primary Red/Natural Fabric

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Premier Prints Towers Primary Red/Natural Fabric

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Ruby Red Sparkle Vinyl

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Spradling Heidi Soft Marine Cardinal Vinyl

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Braemore Flowering Branch Silk Fabric

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Swavelle / Mill Creek Imperial Dragonfly Maraschino Fabric

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P/K Lifestyles Native Leaves Red Fabric

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Waverly Country House Toile Red Fabric

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JB Martin Como Velvet Red Fabric

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You a fan of using red in your decor?