Not another one. I looked out the kitchen window, that made a perfect picture frame, but the snapshot was bleak, certainly not a Kodak moment worth framing. Everything was gray-brown. The entire landscape was a dreary, lifeless, brownish – gray. I don’t mind the cold, but day after day of depressing, despondent, sunless skies, barren trees, and dead grass can leave me feeling the way everything looks, with a sense of dread and despair. About the time I decided to shut the blinds he appeared. I didn’t see him fly to his perch, he just broke into the center of the picture, perched on the tree.

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