"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.
The Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. Its native range includes much of east Asia, including Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Make your tea mesmerizing. Blooming tea flowers open as they steep. And the “tisanes” are real dried lotus buds. Both are beautiful to behold, adding a unique floral flavor and aroma. These edible flowers look stunning, too.