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293/365: Acorn Woodpecker
I found a whole colony of nesting acorn woodpeckers in downtown San Jose! I'll always like the California quail best, but I absolutely love acorn woodpeckers - they're my second favorite. They're so, so beautiful.
Not native, but I came across a large rose bed in San Jose, CA where I'm currently attending a conference. I don't take a lot of photos of roses generally, but the afternoon sun shining through the petals was awfully pretty and I couldn't resist.
291/365: Dogwood Flower Buds
I love how big the flower buds of dogwoods are! The potential for a lot of beauty is wrapped up inside those little green packages. Next spring, this little dogwood in my yard might actually have some flowers! It will be the first time it's bloomed if it does.