. . . awoke to sunny, sunny skies this morning, and with the trees against the skyline, there was nothing but shades of sea & smokey topaz as far as the eye could see, and since the winter months are often thought to be ones of hibernation, especially these, the ones following the merriment of the holidays, the warm days and nights have been bringing about a little restlessness for spending more time outdoors, amidst the shades of brown & blue, of earth & sky . . .