There's plenty of that bright cardinal red about, though. It can be found on cardinal beetles
photo by Bj.schoenmakers
but not the cardinal spider,
which is so named because Cardinal Wolsey:
either loved them or hated them, no one's quite sure which.
This sort of cardinal is red, too:
Then there are the cardinal points, north south east and west - though how you spot those I have not the faintest idea.
Still, the cardinal virtues - justice, prudence, temperance and fortitude are I'm sure displayed all around you, and especially if you can find a mirror. If you can't find a mirror then how about a cardinal sin? That's any of the seven deadly sins, which are all easy to find.
The cardinal vowels...well, the idea is that they're defined by the shape your mouth makes when it says them. Oooooh! will do.
The mathematicians among us will know all about cardinal numbers, and the non-mathematicians will know that in astrology cardinal refers to anything relating to the star signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
And the best bit of all?
Spot the Frippet. The word cardinal comes from the Latin cardinālis, which means to do with hinges.
Hinges. You have to laugh, you know.