As I write this, it’s 11pm on Dec. 31, 2015. I’m not sorry to see December go, and it’s very existence has clouded my view of 2015 as a whole, so I don’t even know how I feel about the incoming new year right now.

I do know that I’m kind of glad to be at the end of Through the Lens Thursday Round 2. Not that I didn’t enjoy the prompts or the picture-taking, but life got overwhelming and it went lower on the priority list this time around. Although, I am afraid that I won’t post here at all, on the ol’ blog, if I don’t even have this commitment once a week.

I don’t even really have anything for last week’s prompt, STARS, except this guy, HP, the star of my stocking on Christmas morning. I love him. I also like this picture kind of a lot.

christmas 1

CELEBRATION seems like it would be an easy prompt on New Years Eve, but this NYE here at Double F Ranch has consisted of a manicure I did on myself, a trip to the grocery store for our contributions to the last two family Christmases (numbers 5 and 6) happening tomorrow, a haircut that the littlest daughter asked me to give her, a movie or two, and one lonely glass of Prosecco before coming upstairs to write this post, less than an hour before midnight.

So, here are a couple of pictures from Christmas celebration #4, yesterday.




Happy New Year, friends. I hope 2016 is good to you.


Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that I did again this year.