Cardinals are pretty birds year round, and I love the spring, when the females turn a more rosy, less brown shade. But there’s something so striking about a male cardinal in winter.
ADDED: I had already posted this photo when I learned about the beyond snapshots photo contest to win a red epiphanie camera bag. (Hat tip Yvonne at Joy Unexpected). To enter, you have to post a photo that represents red. Since that’s pretty much why I adore cardinals, I figured why not enter. Contest ends April 2d.