Every year I take off between Christmas and the New Year and rejuvenate. This year I was up in Big Bear. We are so lucky to live in Long Beach and be only two and a half hours away from skiing and other mountain sports. I bike rode, snow boarded, and went to look for some old mines. On New Years Day I drove down and cleaned the office and got organized. I love that fresh start feeling that comes with the New Year. While I was in Big Bear I took a picture of this tree. This tree was moving to me as I wondered how many years it had endured and it was still beautiful, full of color. May your New Year be filled with many blessings. Love from Allison Van Wig in Long Beach California.