Even though our Christmas tree came down today, I don't yet feel sick of the winter season, and I attribute that to the more mild weather and the fact that I don't have to deal with winter home maintenance anymore!
Sunsets like these also make me appreciate winter on the west coast--they tend to be more brilliant when the temperatures are a bit cooler, and the clouds provide extra surfaces to reflect the colors.
These photos are from a New Year's Day hike to Lands End, the same trail we explored a few weeks back. The bonus this time was that my entire family took the hike together...on New Year's Day, no less.
What a great way to begin 2012!