Illuminations are part of the holiday season. These lights are in Tokyo where Christmas is less a religious observance than a time to have fun. This is actually a small family restaurant that is in someone’s home. Click on the image for a larger view.
Cobbosseecontee stream flows through our neighborhood. Islands dot its course. We pass this spot often on our way into town. Last night we stopped to to enjoy the view. Click on the image for a larger view.
The only time the moon can be seen against the faint background of stars is during a lunar eclipse—the glare of a full moon washes out all but the brightest stars and a new moon sets before the sun goes down. This was our view through the canopy of our forest. Click on the image for a larger view.
While the weather has been cool, our garden is starting to come to life. The plum and apple trees have blossomed and they are starting to bear fruit. Our grapes are just putting out their buds. Click on the image for a larger view.