My favorite backyard visitor is the Northern Cardinal. I have a cardinal feeder set up just for my friends to perch and peel sunflower seeds all day long. I love the males' brilliant reds and the females' electric coral beak and wing tips. They are the dapper couples of the neighborhood.
This Cardinal pair decided to take a moment on a thriving Allamanda vine. The male is so very happy, luckiest guy in the world! And the lady is looking at us like, "yup, I got him right where I want him!"
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.