It has been absolutely miserably cold today. We had a brief but beautiful snow for about 20 minutes late yesterday afternoon. I wished it had been earlier in the day so I could have gotten some pretty shots.
We have one more night of intense cold before the temperatures begin to moderate somewhat. The kind of cold we are getting right now is so not normal.
The Cardinals have been steady visitors at the feeders munching on sunflower seeds. I am glad I had just filled the seed bin before the cold, ice and snow hit. As they are such an ever present bird, I sometimes forget how pretty they are. They make a bright splash in the landscape when not much other color is around.
The males almost seem more red during the winter while the female takes on a golden hue with whispers of red.