Northern Cardinals Look Stunning in the Snow
Even a raging blizzard can't dull the brilliant red hue of our Northern Cardinals - especially the males.
The snow sets off the lovely tints of female Cardinals, as well.
She really is a beauty. Subtle rather than flashy.
This guy swooped in, grabbed some food, and then he swooped out again in a heartbeat.
This photo and the next one illustrate the dramatic fluctuations of the weather in New England. When this photo was taken at 9:00 AM on Saturday, it was snowing heavily and there was 1/2 inch of snow on the ground.
By 10:30, just 90 minutes later, the sun is shining brightly and the snow has completely melted away. I could hardly believe it, and I was born around here! The bright sunshine didn't last more than an hour, however. By noon it was snowing again. It snowed for most of the day, and the heavy low-lying clouds made the world dark and gloomy once more. Oh well. Spring is just around the corner.