I was going to post pictures of the cozy, twinkling, holiday lights that I myself see on my way to and from work each day. It was going to fill you with holiday cheer and all that. However, I seem unable to upload those pictures. So instead, I'm going to show you significantly higher-quality photos of the Land I Left Behind - fitting on a day when I walked to work in the first snow flurry of the season! Quite the juxtaposition with these pictures. Yes, you may question why I left the landscapes below (San Diego, CA) to come to the wintery north. Rest assured it was the right decision, for now at least. Enjoy!