January is an interesting month, a time of vast renewal and deep contemplation. It is in the depths of winter, sometimes brutal, sometimes calm. There seems to be a lingering juxtaposition every year at this time. We soldier on reminding ourselves that although Spring comes but once a year, it does eventually come. I am blessed to be living in a warmer climate, though I miss snow daily, allowing for bits of outdoors & sunshine. So, as you meander through this time dear friend, I hope these shots I have been taking lately bring a smile to your rosy-cheeked, brave face.