Cardinal or Blue Jay

I found this metal weather vane discarded in the backyard.

I have an old weathervane that was removed from the Cottage the last time we had it roofed.

The bird was once perched on the peak of the roof on Glade Cottage

Over the years it has faded from red to pink.

Notice how pale the bird is against the bright red of my car.

I’m going to repaint it but since I’m more of a blue girl than a red one I was considering making it a blue jay.

We have both cardinals and jays at The Glade.  I wasn’t sure the outline looked like a blue jay since I’m not a bird expert so I thought I’d compare them here.

Source: pointsofcompass.blogspot.com via Jo on Pinterest

I actually think it looks more like a jay with a long, thin beak than a cardinal. The next decision is how much detail (or lack thereof) do I actually need ?

What’s your bird of choice?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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