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FOR POPPING: Kernels from cobs shelled for popcorn are set out to dry in a mesh container that shields them from animals.

Popcorn season

Summer’s bounty in winter

Before dusk five deer gingerly high-step their way single file uphill through the snowy woods, stopping to browse the few dry leaves still clinging to weeds and multiflora rosebushes. They blend in with the brush and are periodically obscured entirely by the snow that’s whipping in updrafts and downsweeps.

 

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