Cardinals - this is one of my favorite bird photos ever. I love that cardinals stay around to brighten winter days, tho I don't see snow like this during the winter. But when the trees are bare, cardinals decorate it beautifully!
The Mission Blue is a blue or lycaenid butterfly subspecies native to the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. The butterfly has been declared as endangered by the US Federal Government. It is a subspecies of Boisduval’s Blue.