"Winter, a lingering season,
is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, 
and enjoy every idle moment." 

This quote by J. Boswell was the sentiment on my holiday card this past season.  Yes, this was the year--one of the mildest on record--that I chose to celebrate Winter.  It was easy this past December to wax poetic about the enveloping isolation of a snowfall.  Little did I know we would be enjoying temperatures near 70 degrees in January.   But I'll take it.
The cat in the saddlebag above would most certainly approve also.