* Blue Bayou (heron) by Tarrby. Another title from one of my favourite Roy Orbison songs, it seemed to fit the mood of the image. I took the Great Blue Heron in Florida and created the background with my own textures, blended in Topaz Adjust and Simplify
"Winter Cardinals on Goldenrod" by Larry Zach ~~ Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies. Unlike many songbirds, both male and female cardinals sing, and the female often vocalizes with song from her nest.
This reminds me of when a flock of young Starlings stop in my gardens and find the birdbaths. It isn't unusual at those times to have a group of 6 to 10 birds in each bath, the drops of water flying everywhere, glistening in the sunlight.