I spent the Christmas holidays at my parents' house in the Bay Area. It was a quiet and relaxing couple of days. Katie and I went on walks every day. (I enjoyed the subdued green and grey colors of a California winter; Katie enjoyed all the fascinating new smells.) Here are some photos I took on our walks:
an old apricot orchard
moss-covered oak trees
bare branches in a winter sky
And after a long walk along wintery trails, it's always nice to return to the warmth and brightness of home
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY..... Hope you're keeping warm and cozy and of course, doing some stitching!