Wow, not a single post here so far this year?
Okay, just to end and start years in order, here is a hint at how New Year's Eve went:
Tonight, taken down the block from my house. If you look closely, just over the top of the lights, there are mountains. Those are the Channel Islands. (Yep; of Channel Islands Audio fame
) That thing in the foreground is an irrigation pipe for a farmer's field. The dark on the ground beyond it is a strawberry field.