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Frostbitten sky

Smudged by cloud cover, bleached by snow glare, and framed with sweetgum silhouettes, the sun hung white, low, and frosty in the late afternoon.

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Stickball figure

Looking like a verdant medieval flail for squirrel-sized knights, this spiky seed pod from a Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) was lying just down the path & across the creek from the persimmon.

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