As I was out walking around the place a few days ago, down behing the pond and over the hump behind the foodplot, I came across a good sized cedar tree.
It was decorated with the vibrant red and dusty olive of a flock of cardinals. My presence nearby did not bother them and I was able to watch for some time as they flitted amongst the boughs.
Such a joy!
No, I did not have my camera along, so I will share a different photo of a winter cardinal.
Taken a few years back after an ice storm moved across Sunrise Ridge. Our power was out and this little fellow seemed to bring with him the promise of ‘better days ahead’.