This is one of my favorite back yard birds. I call him "Zorro" for obvious reasons. He is quite shy, but I frequently see him sneaking through the bushes to take a drink at the waterfall. I copied this drawing from the front cover of "Birds and Blooms", a really beautiful magazine which my eldest son bought me for Christmas.
These are my beloved daffodils. I buy them at Vons for about $3 a bunch. I buy them as buds. They usually open the next day. I trim off the ends, put them in a vase and put them on the patio. They last much longer when they are outside and I can see them easily from the kitchen/dining area. I also add one baby aspirin to the water. We keep them low on the floor so that they are protected from the wind. We can't grow them here. They need a little frost in the winter and then the rabbits and sqirrels eat them as soon as they poke their heads through the soil.
Daffodils are so showy that I'm kind of glad they are not year round flowers. That way I really appreciate their sunshine in the spring.