After a while, all the economics and nastiness of everyday life can grind you down if you don't stop and appreciate some of the beauty that surrounds us.
Above is the best side portrait I have been able to get of the male blue jay so far. One day, I am going to break the pickets out of the fence. OK, maybe just a few of them, all where the left feeder is. I have added a right feeder. Restless hands.
Here is an adequate but not great shot of the male blue jay's beautiful markings. I'll post a better shot just as soon as I get one. He's about as fast as the Cardinals. Please don't hold your breath.
And finally, here's our newest little female fledgling Cardinal. She's barely flying, but easy to scare. That's a tiny piece of straw in her beak. I think they're both gorgeous. It may be because I get to see these beauties in real life, but, I don't have anything else to say.