Empty branches without a leaf in sight.

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And just one yellowy-green leaf on this branch.

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Here’s a bird I saw today, a sparrow that I couldn’t identify for certain. I asked about it on Whatbird, and the Whatbird people came to an agreement that it’s a Chipping Sparrow, a common bird I see often. I was hoping for Clay-colored Sparrow, a bird I’ve never seen and which is seldom seen in our area–I think the angle of the shots made it look a little different to me.

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Sophie seems to have noticed the camera.

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And Lulu, nose up in the air to catch scents in the breeze.

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