Even though the iron rails of the balcony make these little fellows look like jailbirds, I couldn’t resist snapping a quick photo. Twins? Or are they just eying the same girlfriend? Either way, their poses were almost identical, right down to the tilt of their heads.
Despite the chilled, drizzly weather, Nature is working her magic on an ornamental crabapple tree that finally displays signs of rejuvenation. These look more like leaf buds than blossoms — this tree doesn’t bloom every year, and was at its showy best in 2007.