At first I was unhappy with this picture, not liking the Christmas lights running across the background. I’ve since eaten a candy cane from the lit tree and drank a merry cup of egg nog and decided the Christmas lights are what make this picture special. I can take a picture of this (beautiful) female cardinal anytime of the year for birding purposes. It’s only THIS time of year that this pic may include Christmas lights…so this pic will always be special for that reason. It doesn’t represent a bird pic to me, but our Christmas holiday in Kentucky.