We had our first real snowstorm of the season. Bitter cold. Ollie and I were feeling more like staying cozy inside than usual, but we got out for walks here and there. Slow going, and slushy after it warmed up again, the brilliant snow turning brown and gray.

Little birds flitted this way and that in the bushes beside a house, the beating of their wings so loud it surprised me. I stopped and listened for a while.

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