A friend commented on my last post about this photo. She is right that it is very hard to get a decent photo of a cardinal in the snow. I was very fortunate that day. My husband is learning that when I say "stop the car" I mean stop the car -- after making sure it is safe, of course.
It was taken on a dirt road near my home in a forest of pines during the wonderful snow we had in January 2011.
I drove down that road this past week and was upset to find that they are clear-cutting that forest of pines.
I'm glad I have the photos.
Thanks, Kerry, for reminding me.