Not sure if you were about the blogs this afternoon or not when I was pondering if I should wander out with the cold winds. WTS popped over here and said something like it would be ashamed if I missed my walk. So, that was all it took to challenge me to face the wind and chill. Am I ever glad I did. Yes, I got cold and could feel the wind and chill right on through my coat. Quite often I had to walk backwards to weather the heavy wind gusts.
As I got to the end of the street - how tempted I was to turn right around and go back home. I looked both ways and trying to decide - the pileated woodpecker deadend or the cardinal tree deadend. i chose to head to the cardinal deadend. I was not disappointed. I found cardinals in a backyard that is visible from the street. The distance was great - however this camera works best from a distance. There were lots of beautiful cardinals there and in the cardinal tree as I got there. Yes, I was super excited at how their colors popped. Yes, I am sharing way too many but I uploaded a bunch more. If you click on the link you can see more cardinals and share my cardinal fix.WeatherWise's Wunder Photos
Oh, I forgot to say that one of my Lady Cardinal photos was chosen for AC honor.
I mentioned over on GG's blog earlier today that I was trying to decide which bird to try to sketch next. I mentioned I was thinking of the flicker so today I did sketch it and added color. In scanning my brown shos up as gray. That is okay as that happens in real time too. I had trouble with the shape of the crown, the black cheek strap, and deciding on the length of the tail. All in all I was pleased with a first try. I may try a few more different ones. Or then again, I might move on to the kingfisher or pileated woodpecker.