You know it's been a busy holiday when one leaves things still in holiday mode til February. Like the Christmas lighting on the house. Then claim it's cause it's cold. Well it is cold and taking pictures in the snow is a cool idea but getting yourself to physically and comfortably do so, hum. Having to use your new photo skills, as learned during a photo class, that keep you from auto shooting a picture and actually require you to calculate. To calculate the amount of light and desired area of focus and wide angle or not. By the time all that thinking is done I think I might be frost bitten. So till the full courage finds me. Let's love the Christmas tree for what it is. A reminder of warmth. Feel free to motivate me in any manner you find your self saying it.-aka comments welcomed.