For those of you who follow TLLG on Facebook, you may recognize the handsome guy in the image above today's entry, a guy who I have reason to believe is Cam's lover. Cam is an adorable female cardinal who began visiting my urban (NYC) terrace (roof extension) garden last year and is the feisty lady in the banner image on TLLG's FB Page.
My "evidence" of their relationship has been through subtle "signs," but a few days ago, the signs were not as subtle, as you can see from the image posted below (which was also featured on TLLG's FB Page as well as in my previous post here on Blogger).
However, a couple of days after their interlude, Cam's beau arrived very early in the morning to meet her by the saucer and she was not around; so he flew off. I'm not sure why he didn't stick around and wait for her arrival for she seems to be a late riser, as he must know by now!
Meanwhile, I've been told that a hawk has been lurking on the rooftop of a building two doors east of me and it seems the hawk is salivating as he/she looks at my garden, and I don't think it's because he/she's admiring my tulips! Perhaps it was the hawk who caused Cam's beau to dart off without waiting for their rendez-vous, and when she finally arrived, she was quite unnerved that he had not waited; perhaps she even thought that he stood her up. Cam's apprehension re not seeing her beau is evident in the expression on her face in the image below (it is an image which was also posted on TLLG's Facebook Page on the day this happened).
I had hoped Cam would not spend her day by the phone awaiting her beau's call (she doesn't have a cell) but she lingered here; looking around as you can see in the image below.
This is the last time that I've seen Cam, and I'm beginning to worry that the hawk or the neighbor's cat got a hold of her and I think her beau shares my concerns! He showed up very early this morning at their usual meeting spot — the saucer atop my table — but soon after, he began to pace on the ledge below my railing, stopping from time to time to look around, as seen in the images below.
At one point he looked directly at me (as you can see below) to see if I knew where she was!