Yes, I wimped out on winter. I ran. Flew actually. But I found the antidote to winter at Okeeheelee Park somewhat west of West Palm Beach, FL, or one of those Florida communities that run from one into the next.
Painted Bunting! - a bird whose bright primary colors were applied with a few strokes of a wide brush, then with a couple of details added. Almost unreal, created by an impressionist with only three color pots.
That’s the male. For the female the artist mixed colors carefully to achieve a fresh, rich foliage green for her.