Last week Christmas Day dawned sunny and warm (well, warm for Chicago in December). It's been a warm December overall. Our little flower has stopped blooming but it's still quite green.
I took a contemplative walk and spotted this pinecone that seemed nicely seasonal.
So did a neighbor's house.
Shadows were long in the early morning.
I saw several of these leathery leaves.
We'll be at home this New Year's Eve, our usual preference, for a quiet celebration to welcome in the new year.
I hope your New Year's Eve celebration is fun and safe.