When life is horribly depressing and you cannot understand the hate and ignorance that leads to mass murder in your own country, sometimes you have to search for joy in the small things. I sat for just a minute yesterday morning and watched the birds having breakfast in our back yard. The American Goldfinches come often and I snapped this shot of the male and his mate dining together.
I wasn't able to get a great picture of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that visit because the morning light was just coming over the house. They were there, however, and I admired their feisty spirit and beautiful colors.
The male and female Cardinals that have been around for a while have youngsters and they are also learning how to eat at the feeder.